Showing posts with label Bible-based poem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bible-based poem. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Prose poem parable


Children Sulking in the Public Square
Matthew 11:16-19; Luke 7:31-35

And Jesus said:
To what shall I compare this generation?

You’re like kids, complaining to their playmates: “You don’t play right! When we played Wedding, you did not dance. When we played Funeral, you did not beat your chest and weep and wail and mourn.” Oh, grow up! When John the Baptist came playing Funeral, you said, “He has a demon!” And when The Son of Man came in like a Wedding, you said, “What a pig! He drinks too much wine and with such sinful people.” At least, that’s how it seems but seek some discernment and you’ll see some things differently – as Wisdom often does.

©2015, 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved. The above prose poem first appeared in the book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.


Friday, August 29, 2014

In the beginning: Overture, a poem


Overture
by Mary Harwell Sayler

In the beginning,
You came to us, Lord.

In the beginning, You

breathed

into us Your Breath
of Life –

Spirit Life.

In the beginning,
You created heaven
and earthy
delights
in Your Love.

You divided
the dispirited darkness.
from the Light
where You dwell.


© 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved.

“Overture” first appeared in the book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.

If you would like an autographed copy, send the name you want the book addressed to and $20 (includes mailing at book rate) in U.S. funds to Mary Sayler, P.O. Box 62, Lake Como, FL 32157, or order from Amazon below:

Outside Eden, paperback