Words from Above – A Poem

The prompt at dVerse Poets Pub yesterday (and still there today) is to write a poem about our thoughts on the failure of language to capture our thoughts and feelings. I immediately thought about the challenge of writing a poem to a specific form, though the poem I penned isn’t to any set form but the one that came to me as I wrote.

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Words from Above

Writing poetry to form
Struggling to make words conform
To meter and rhyme
A set scheme of repeating lines
Yet still sound sublime

It’s a challenge I love
Splendid words come from above
When self I dethrone
And don’t rely on my own
Desiring God be known

Still language falls short
His grandeur words distort
The best I can do
Is share what I know to be true
To touch a heart or two

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12 responses to “Words from Above – A Poem

  1. Love the “When self I dethrone” line!

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  2. How true. Writing a poem is a challenge and the satisfaction one gets from hurdling that challenge is priceless.
    Sometimes, like you, I wish to write a God-themed poem but I find that words are inadequate to contain the greatness that is God. So, I stop, instead of listen to that voice beyond mine. 🙂

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  3. Writing to form is sometimes a true blessing for my inspiration .. Really fun when it works.

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  4. I also find that writing to a form is a challenge. I found it really daunting and it took me a while to attempt it. I enjoyed the honesty and humility of your words. I can say that you have touched my heart with this poem.

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  5. I love it when He writes the poems with us, especially those tough form ones! Thanks for roughing me with your poems! God bless!

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  6. Oh yes, writing form poems is definitely a challenge! But when it is accomplished it is definitely a beautiful thing. I think our language always may fall a little bit short by our own standards, but oftentimes it does touch people. And that is something to be celebrated indeed.

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  7. form is def not my fav, i prefer the wildness of words
    and setting ourselves aside, and heeding him/his thoughts
    and tending his sheep, are def high callings

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