After the thunder/Still small

Inspired by 1 Kings 19

.

Work

hard

keep

sweet

.

Always

fibre

never

meat

.

Only

ever

taste

defeat

.

Tired

hangry

must

retreat.

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There the Lord

a mortal meet

.

Drink

eat

rest

repeat.

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3 thoughts on “After the thunder/Still small

  1. Ooh, I like this a lot. There’s nothing quite like a bit of ‘poetic excavation’ for deepening in understanding of the Bible — and for living increasingly in the reality it reveals. A habit I need to get back into! While I’m here I’d also like to add (I feel it would be excessive to make two comments) a big HA! for ‘Gloria in Infernos’…

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! Yes, I seem to do a lot of ‘poetic excavation’, as you put it – I find it easy to chew on the Bible via poetry, if that makes sense. And I love his passage – it’s so human of Elijah and so great at showing how God understands that and meets us where we are at – literally – and sometimes we need to rest and eat and recover.
      Not excessive at all – glad you liked that one too, I’m proud of it!

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      1. “…God understands that and meets us where we are at…” That’s so ‘Christmas’; I love how it’s everywhere in the Bible, once you start looking for it! Reminds me of this by Malcolm Guite: https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/o-adonai-my-second-advent-antiphon-reflection-and-sonnet-4/

        As someone who finds the festive season all a bit much, I just realised that your poem also doubles up as pretty good advice :-) Have a blessed one, however you’re spending it.

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