Thursday, December 28, 2006

Emily Dickinson's words and other musings

Emily Dickinson gives me hope. I read her poetry and realize that life isn't so bad. Here is a few lines lifted out of some of her poems into a creation of my own:

Sequestered afternoon...
Woe appears
Enacts Intoxication
Incautious of the sum
I could not see
Things overlooked before

Taking lines from poetry is a good inspiration for other writings. Thing overlooked before-- Today I was contemplating the depravity of man. Which is of course a depressing subject. But, does it have to be?

Reasons to live

Sin, the fall, so necessary
Grace is not a mass produced, Made in China, mail-order plastic toy.
It is not something that comes cheap.
Grace is the honest expression of what cannot be bought.
It's not on Ebay or sold in WalMart. To a millionaire grace's cost is more than $1 billion.
To a poor man, it is more costly than the next meal.
Deprave culture. Sinful nature. Hate.
Make grace meaningful.

SJ Photo-A unique crucifix that I hang over my bed. I bought it in a Catholic relics shop in Queretaro, Mexico. It is one of the only crosses I own and I keep it over my bed as an extra reminder of Christ's sacrifice when I rise and when I go to bed.

Finally, I mused on the phrase "finding time."

Finding Time

Is time lost?
Time marches
Time passes
Time flies
Time disappears
Where did the time go?
Who has stolen it?
Is there a reward for finding it?
Father Time must be worried--
The whole world is struggling to keep track of his offspring and yet,
time stands still
We are the ones who are lost.


Kate said...

Oh sister whose poems are swell...
If only I could write so well
But it's no secret, you can tell
That my poems really smell

lol! No but seriously, I love your poetry and especially the one that tied in the diff perspectives of the poor man and the rich man. Seriuosly, you should be a writer...:). No but seriously...I 've never read any of your stuff like this and now I know that God has destined you for great things.

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me". "
-Erma Bombeck

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