Thursday, May 17, 2012

Earth Circus: A Book Poem

Oh, the riotous earth
The ever spinning circle of circuses
Duck under your special tent
And find cavorting there
A living thing
A Leaf
An Amoeba
A Finch
And then when you can no longer
Keep in your adulations
Of the master of the circus
Shout to him Hosannah
And Praises and find His hands
In everything
His fingerprints on your heart
Leaping for the riotous earth
The jumbling circus performers
Be dazzled
By robins gorging and growing
And flying away.

Inspired by Annie Dillard's American Childhood


  1. that was gorgeous...i love your writing style and your blog...have the best of days and dont forget to smile...GOD made you awesome

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Brian. Glad to have you as a reader.

  2. :) beautiful imagery friend

  3. you are invited to follow my new blog

    1. No thank you, sir. I've been invited, and for a time I followed, but I've no interest in reading a blog dedicated to tearing apart other believers (Calvinists).

  4. Replies
    1. Very nice. Of course, my master of the circus would be Mother Nature, but otherwise I agree.

      cheers from sunny Vienna, zilch

    2. @Wander: Thank you!
      @Zilch: I expected nothing more, but thanks for reading.

    3. You're most welcome. And there's common ground.

  5. I might have to go to a circus now.

  6. this poem is really neat! Can't wait to go thru your blog and read more.

    btw found you after reading your exchange with the infamous yankeegospelgirl on deyoung's blog. Thanks for putting up valiant effort to correct her and also showing a better side of Christianity to unbelievers who might be reading those comments. Keep writing!

    1. Thank you for you comments! And I'm glad to have you join my readership!

      Ah yes, I'm not sure that was one of my most charismatic moments, but I was definitely zealous. She and I had found each other through a different blog where we wholeheartedly agreed on...some issue. But that was just over the line for me. As someone who has experienced just a teeny weeny taste of what discrimination based on skin color feels like, I was repulsed that a Christian could feel that way. Like I said, I do wish I had handled my repulsion a little better, but I think Christians should hold fellow Christians to a higher standard than that.


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