Saturday, 18 May 2013

Come holy spirit come

Grace at Real Toads challenged us to write a poem in the form of a Rictameter.   Since tomorrow is the festival of Pentecost it seemed right to write about the work of the holy spirit then and now.

Came down to Earth
Riding on wind's breath
Tongues as of fire without heat
Touching all those gathered there together
Resting, giving, filling, teaching
Tools of proclamation
For all of time

Invited now
Move among us today
As all those centuries ago
Be alive in our world, empowering
Give us the words we need to say
Actions that we must take
Come spirit come


Hannah said...

"Be alive in our world, empowering
Give us the words we need to say
Actions that we must take"

Powerful, Emma!

Peggy said...

Lovely Emma--may the Spirit come to all.

Mary said...

I love the message in your writing today, Emma!

Heaven said...

What a beautiful message ~ May the spirit come and be with us ~

Thanks for participating in Sunday's Challenge ~


VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

from eons people have believed in he power of spirits........captured beautifully here...

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is the perfect praise poem for Sunday.

aprille said...

Emma, girl, this is magnificent, both content and form.You were inspired and we can summise by whom. The incantation, the prayer...simply wonderful work. Thank you.

Mama Zen said...


Kay L. Davies said...

"Give us the words we need to say
Actions that we must take"
And all we need to do is listen. Thanks for the reminder. I needed it.
Beautifully done altogether, Emma, and lovely with the colored background, but perhaps boldface type would stand out better against the strong colors?

Helen said...

Lovely, lovely heartfelt prayer .....

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Emma, came back from Pentecost at church to find this. Why didn't the pastor's wife think of the Holy Spirit? ha ha

Really, the way you handled the "then" and "now," how in Scripture it seems so bizarre, yet the Holy Spirit touches us all in such meaningful ways... well, t his was a Pentecost blessing to me. Peace, Amy

Akila Gopalakrishnan said...

very powerful!

Rita Odeh said...

Lovely poem with a great message. May the Spirit fill us all.

Anonymous said...

beautiful and uplifting =)