Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Poems Composed at Retreat: Saturday (Poem #15)

(View of Pine Valley from Sunrise Highway)

On our second day of Lake Murray Community Church's annual Women's Retreat at the Pine Valley Bible Conference Center, we spent over an hour of the morning in Quiet Time--off by ourselves with God. Definitely the most precious time of retreat for me, I sat outside in the sun until I became too hot, then settled on my bunk in the dorm alone, reveling in the silence and solitude that enabled me to really listen.

So Saturday's NaPoWriMo effort:

In the Silence
We hear Him in the silence--
that rare commodity,
set aside for Him,
eagerly gathered to heart
like a child's shiny pennies.

We hear Him in the quiet--
disturbed only by the
wind-whispering pines overhead,
His Spirit speaking to ours,
far outside confines of sound, place, time.

His merest murmurs
so easily muffled
by worry, noise, busyness--
but audible this day, right now:
treasured lovingly
if we wholemindedly listen.
April 17, 2010
Copyright 2010 by Susanne Barrett

1 comment:

Jane D. said...

love this one Susanne, can really relate to it having experienced myself recently too!


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