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God The Artist

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To guide us from afar.
How did you think of a clean brown pool
Where flecks of shadows are?

God, when you thought of a cobweb,
How did you think of dew?
How did you know a spider’s house
Had shingles bright and new?
How did you know the human folk
Would love them like they do?

God, when you patterned a bird song,
Flung on a silver string,
How did you know the ecstasy
That crystal call would bring?
How did you think of a bubbling throat
And a darling speckled wing?

God, when you chiseled a raindrop,
How did you think of a stem,
Bearing a lovely satin leaf
To hold the tiny gem?
How did you know a million drops
Would deck the morning’s hem?

Why did you mate the moonlit night
With the honeysuckle vines?
How did you know Madeira bloom
Distilled ecstatic wines?
How did you weave the velvet disk
Where tangled perfumes are?
God, when you thought of a pine tree,
How did you think of a star?

— Angela Morgan

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Written by MattAndJojang

May 29, 2017 at 5:19 pm

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  1. Simply perfect, and full of truth. I also feel that truely creative acts are done at cost. I sometimes wonder if The Creator sheds a tear when he sees His work…

    Thanks for this Matt.

    Senan of Somerset

    Senan of Somerset

    May 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm

  2. Hi, Senan!

    You’re welcome.

    Your comment reminds me of the crucifixion scene in the movie The Passion. After Jesus’s last breath, a teardrop from the heavens falls. I’m sure that God sheds a tear when He looks upon the mess we’ve created and the way we’ve disfigured his once-beautiful creation.

    Creative acts often require a lot of work, effort and sacrifice. But the beauty of a creative piece of poetry or the magnificence of a medieval cathedral or the artistry of a graceful dancer never fails to take our breath away, and makes us glad that art can lift us from the drabness and struggles of daily life. It goes without saying that the beauty we experience in our daily life often reflects the presence of God, who is the source of all beauty.

    –Matt

    MattAndJojang

    June 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm


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