A Glass to Grace

Post any poetry here. It's just too hard to define "inspired" in this context, so we will settle for that which inspires.
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A Glass to Grace

Post by DuaneJ » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:00 am

A Glass to Grace

I’m learning poetry is the sound of one soul spinning,
be it echoes of Escher climbing stairs
sweet Jame’s run through fire and rain
Michelangelo’s more muted pyramid of pity
or a simple spinner thinking.

I’ve struggled my entire life to control my spin
half the time without a clue to where the ground is,
so I know mid-course corrections would be easier
if roll, pitch and yaw could be voice-activated.

Not long ago, on the last work day of the week
in a favorite restaurant, if only for a moment
my voice seemed to center
in a blessing to grace, doorway to eternity.

So let’s drink a glass to grace,
which grants us all the time we want
to practice the craft of living
the rest of today and tomorrow.

To grace, the breath that stirs this life we’ve been given
just as joy and wonder serve as wings.

The question in the balance
is how we’ll use this liberty grace affords us,
and on that point I know which way I pivot.

We would owe grace our allegiance for life alone,
but the gravity of its goodness draws us to it
in self-perceptual motion
boostered by our joy and wonder.

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Re: A Glass to Grace

Post by Sandy » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:50 am

Here's to "Grace" ! :cheers: :happy ..and a profound and awesome poem on the subject. I really appreciated this poem today and it has me thinking in a fresh and welcomed direction.
Thank you Duane! :sunflower:
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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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Re: A Glass to Grace

Post by Welles » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:53 pm

That is a lovely poem, Duane!

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Re: A Glass to Grace

Post by DuaneJ » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:06 pm

Thanks. My working definition of poetry is that it is a collaboration between a human mind and some aspect of spirit mind in an effort to perceive and articulate (embody, personify, highlight, etc.) truth, goodness and beauty. Though I don't know, I like to imagine a Midwayer sometimes giving me a mental nudge on some poems.

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