Friday, April 1, 2016

Selah

Sharing an original poem everyday in the month of April.
Happy National Poetry Month!


Every year
I pick a word
A word to guide
A word to steer
A word to live

This year
The word
I picked is
SELAH...

Pause
Reflect
Discover
Praise.

Then what?
What's next? 

I listen
Pay attention
Hear
Change

That's when
things happen
and
Dreams
come true.



16 comments:

  1. May all your dreams come true today and every day--no foolin'! ...Selah...that's quite a word to think about: "Pause Reflect Discover Praise." Then what's next: a poem, I see! What could be better? God bless you.

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  2. It is in the listening and paying attention that the magic DOES happen. Good things are happening!

    Jen

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  3. Love this poem about your OLW and especially your what next? response.

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  4. Pause-reflect-wonder-praise: the magic starts and then you write. Happy Poetry Month, Michelle, will you write a poem for my new gallery, Spring's Seeds?

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  5. I like how you used your OLW for inspiration, Michelle. Happy National Poetry Month.

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  6. Selah, a great choice. A thing shrinking in our media-rich (or media-oppressed) lives. Selah, when I look at a picture of my family. Selah, when I stop after reading a poem. Selah, when I hear a song and have to add my voice. Selah, when the song ends and the waves of music still vibrate in every cell in my body. Selah, when I stop complaining about aches and pains and reflect that my body still works. Selah, filling with love.

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  7. Listening, listening. Lately I have been thinking a lot about listening too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful one little word and reflective poem with us on this, the first day of National Poetry Month! xo

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  8. I've never tried the "one little word" practice, but I enjoy seeing others writing about their words. I like the way that your poem approaches "Selah" from many angles.

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  9. Returning to your OLW is always a good thing! Great way to start April!
    Donna Smith
    A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo
    mainelywrite.blogspot.com
    Mainely Write

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  10. Such a unique OLW and a perfect poem to accompany it. I look forward to reading your poetry this month.

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  11. Michelle, will you be writing a poem a day? I'm going to try, but I am already intimidated. Selah will help me gather the guts, so to speak. You can post your blog on NaPoWriMo. I am writing to images and using #imagepoems. I hope we can encourage each other this month.

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  12. Always a good start to any new adventure. Selah, friend.

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  13. Sorry I missed yesterday. What a lovely start to Poetry Month, your OLW. It is that pause that will take you to poetry, isn't it? Glad you are here!

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  14. I remember writing about your one-little-word "Selah" on our Spiritual Journey Thursday, Michelle. May your month of poetry-writing be all you hope and imagine.

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  15. Thank you for teaching me a new word!

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  16. Beautiful, achievable word; pause, reflect, discover, praise. Selah.

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