Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Invitation to Poetry's Theme: Thresholds, Crossings, Doorways

Invitation to Poetry: The Threshold of Summer
Christine | August 5, 2012

Welcome to the Abbey's Poetry Party #59!
I select an image and suggest a theme/title and invite you to respond with your own poem. Scroll down and add it in the comments section below by clicking this hyperlink

Feel free to take your poem in any direction and then post the image and invitation on your blog (if you have one), Facebook, or Twitter, and encourage others to come join the party! (permission is granted to reprint the image if a link is provided back to this post).

Every season has its invitation. Summer asks us to contemplate what the spaciousness of blue skies and the long opening of daylight is calling our hearts to consider? As we grow closer to autumn's harvest, what are the fruits of summer you still want to savor? What is ripening in you? What sweetness is asking you to give your whole heart to it? Let your response to these questions emerge in a poem and share below with the Abbey community.

Could it be
time has come,
my calling seen
my waiting, done.

Standing patient
be believed,
fidgeting at Door
called, once more.

Hold this chalice
Break this bread,
Sign the Cross
Bless this head.

The flower blooms
the garden ripens,
days grow shorter
the nights, lengthen.

Stay the course
Keep my temper,
Listen keenly
Give up, never.

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