Behold the dawn
a sound among the trees
through open windows.
Hear the applause of heaven
in a syllable of water.
God is closer than you think,
and there is gaining through losing
with absolute surrender.
is walking on water
in the eye of the storm
walking sacred pathways
bringing one thousand gifts
and the rest of God
to stained glass hearts
with an everlasting love.
For to love is Christ
Behold the dawn.
Offering this spiney poem for Tweetspeak’s August Rain Project
Megan Willome says
This poem, made from this stack of books, says so much about you.
And yes, I recommend adding “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” to your stack. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. It also helped me to figure out some stuff in my life that I couldn’t get any other way than in novel form.
I’ve added Harold to my wish list. 🙂
I could probably spend days creating poems from my books. I note this one’s a little Lucado heavy. 🙂
Sandra! How very clever! How very true.
All that we glean from all the great authors we are drawn to.
“Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it,
except sitting in a corner by myself
with a book.”
-Thomas a Kempis
Love, love, love that quote, Jillie. Thank you.
Ellen Grace Olinger says
Dear Sandra, Wonderful poem! Thank you, Ellen
Thank you so much, Ellen. I appreciate you.
Absolutely brilliant Sandy! One would thing with the shelves and shelves of books I have I could do this. I doubt it.
I have no doubt that you could do this, Linda. In fact, I’ll bet you could write a hymn…
I love.love.love how you did this! I did one with quilt names last year – and it was so fun. THis line caught my heart: “there is gaining through losing with absolute surrender.”
Beautiful poetry! Beautiful message! So fun, too!
Quilt names! Oh, that would be fun, too. 🙂
JB Wood says
“God is closer than you think…”
Yes. Thanks, Sandra.
Martha Orlando says
Excellent poem and so creative! Definitely appeals to this book love!
Waiting for yours now, Martha.
Jean Wise says
wow what a creative neat idea. I am going to try this, too. Thanks for sharing.
Oh good! I’ll love reading it.
K.M. Weiland says
I just love this! What a super cool idea. And I’m super tickled that Behold got to be included. Thanks so much for sharing, Snady! I’m tempted to start pulling books from my shelf and try it myself.
Oh do it, Katie! And Behold was the first title that leaped out. 🙂
Jessica McCann (@JMcCannWriter) says
What a lovely poem. I recently took a crack at book spine poetry, too. It’s a fun way to stretch your mind. Like piecing together a puzzle. Thanks for sharing this!
And so many different poems to come up with. I want to try it with the grand girl’s books.
The way you tied the titles to express a complete thought is amazing and also great revelations of how much your reading can become cohesive. I’m sure you have done this before but it is a revelation to me. The photos of books with their titled spines support the wonderful poem you created. You are a very talented and creative writer.
Awww, thanks, Kathy. I love the idea of cohesive reading. That’s a very cool thought.
And this is the first time I’ve tried this.