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    Morning Prayer

    low-bent brow
    pressed upon breast
    of He who comes to woo me

    softest caress of grace
    sent – received in freedom
    stronger bond in choice unbound
    than prideful boast
    of braggart insecure

    heart bled dry
    for all

    mourning souls
    turned far away from
    light – in truth
    no darkness found
    blackest night as day
    reflective of the Son

    no need has He of my refrain
    yet heaven bound my chorus sings



    ©RhymeLovingWriter 2016

  • #2
    a very reflective poem and a great use of celestial image technique.

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Thank you acrousticrhymefan. It did indeed become my morning prayer this day.

  • #3
    One can sense grant Sensei's influence here, which you have employed to great effect, RLW!

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Perhaps - as he is master with both paintbrush and poetry. I have only words, and a very tender heart to stand in my stead, but they are directed in a way which suits, and honors in a way I can lovingly abide. Thank you for taking time to comment MHenry!

  • #4
    This is wonderfully lyrical and emotive!

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Thanks DWAYNE - I do like to emote!

  • #5
    To channel eros thus is the necessary threshold of the saintly road. And, of course, the one who has crossed that threshold will deny any skerrick of saintliness. That is par for the course.

    A fine addition to a long tradition, Rhymist. It is the fourth stanza that most intrigues me.

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    • RhymeLovingWriter
      RhymeLovingWriter commented
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      Thank you Grant. I am a saint-in-the-making - as are we all! That particular verse is my attempt at a paraphrase of Psalm 139:11-12.
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