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I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord; “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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Listening

December 31, 2019



 

Reach your hand to the sky-

grab hold a fistful of the wind-

and listen.

 

Listen for the sands

rasp in the blow.

The roiling oceans,

 

an avalanche, wild.

Listen for the deep, deep,

green of primordial growth,

 

of animal pace and roam,

an owl’s silent flight.

Listen for the murmerings-

 

aeons of words

compressed in the air,

their weight holding

 

you fast to the ground.

Listen behind the breeze

and you may find

 

that moment of life.

Breath breaking its newness

and snapping the darkness

 

like a spark-

flint fresh and bright.

Listen.

 

The cry.

It’s there.

To capture a world,

 

to breathe creation’s

oldest breath.

In flesh.

 

In coming.

That infant wail

shook the heavens-upended time-

 

can be heard.

But only if you reach.

And listen.



The featured image from the Glory Skies Series is (c) Lancia E. Smith and used with her glad permission for Cultivating and The Cultivating Project. 



 

Susan Mulder

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