This poem comes from the second section of Clarion Hope: recovering Eden. Quite possibly my favorite section, it really hits on what Paul expresses in Romans 8 — “…the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now…even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”
We see the brokenness of a sin-riddled world and we weep. Yet in the middle of that, we recognize that redemption is coming…that the perfect fellowship of Eden will one day be restored because of Christ’s perfect sacrifice.
And so begins the countdown to Clarion Hope’s release day!
I’m going to be sharing a post a day until release day, so either buckle up or shut down your computer, depending on how you feel about Clarion Hope spam. XD
I wanted to kick it off by sharing a poem that comes from the first section of Clarion Hope.
The first section is titled fading scars, and it captures the emotions that fluctuate as we find ourselves to be broken people in need of healing…falling at the feet of the Healer. Regret, despair, gratitude, relinquishment…this section has it all.
Here’s one of my favorite poems from that first section.✨
etch the tale in silver: how
we’ll break the chains of the past asunder,
and kindle a fire of
that once proudly bore our faces…
(for that’s you and me no longer.)
If you resonated with the themes of fading scars or enjoyed ghosts, you may want to get your hands on a copy of Clarion Hope. If you order today, it just may arrive in time for you to read it on release day!
Last week I asked in my Instagram stories for some fun/lovely/unique words to use as poetry prompts. I was given some pretty awesome words! I turned most of them into haikus…and here they are! I hope you enjoy reading through them.:)
please don’t let go your wonder
hold fast to your song
my dear, don’t you know
you aren’t meant to blend in here…
He set you apart
windblown and wild
a soul bent on so much more
fights onward for truth
shoving hard against darkness
the essence of hope
surrender, my love…
bitterness only poisons
the heart holding it
here in Your glory
Lord, let me be nothing more
than a raxeira
sometimes I neglect seeing
the wounds around me
one day – someday soon –
we will live in a land of
spill shalom freely
let it drip down from your words
and your legacy
candle in the wind,
fight for your faltering light…
the world needs your song
see, even teardrops
glimmer in the face of light,
a dolphin rises,
slips through the ocean’s crust,
take me to a place
where city lights don’t battle
Which haiku is your favorite? Have you ever tried writing haikus?