Sunday, September 7, 2008

Worship

sitting together
bound by expectant waiting
light streaming within








* There is a profound sense of peace when I attend Meeting for worship. Here is my contribution to Sunday Scribblings' prompt for 'miracle.'

18 comments:

Paul said...

This beautifully sums up the expectation of corporate worship. And I'm so looking forward to today's service. Hope you have a good time.

Linda Jacobs said...

There is such peace and acceptance in these few words!

murat11 said...

Love your finishing line: the goal of the cat burglars, eh?

Peace.

susan said...

Hi Paul,
Do you attend Quaker meeting?

Linda,
From my first Meeting, I knew I was in the right place.

Murat11,
If you mean by to connect, yes. :-)

me ann my camera said...

Sorry, but my first impression led me to images of those grand old train stations of my youth when I wandered back and forth across the country. Always wondering and wandering, I sat expectantly waiting for the next train.

susan said...

Hi me ann,
We each bring our own experiences to a work. I really wanted to use a picture of the inside of a Quaker meeting. A fellow blogger has one but I didn't ask for permission to use it beforehand so I grabbed a freebie off the net. I try not to use images too often because I think they can set a frame or reference that narrows how we interpret the poem.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I love to sit in our temple and watch the light play through the stained glass windows.

That was my first thought. My second caught the play on the concept of light streaming within. Nicely done!

Tammy said...

Beautiful serenity!

Regina Clare Jane said...

Okay- I like you even more! You're a Quaker, too! I knew I was home as well...
A lovely poem- I love the word bound here...

Quiet Paths said...

This is beautiful, Susan.

Kathiesbirds said...

Very peaceful poem and photo. I draws me in. Thank you.

sarala said...

This is a lovely poem and truly seems to portray what your faith brings to you. Nice work.

alotus-poetry said...

Susan, thank you for sharing your story of forgiveness in my poetry/writing journal. It's amazing to discover how forgiveness plays in our lives.

And what you wrote here reminded me of this past Friday when I went to a chapel to pray and meditate. Very peaceful indeed.

anthonynorth said...

You capture this perfectly. Although brought up in the faith, I'm not a practicing Christian, but my wife is, and I've attended now and again.

latree said...

peaceful feelings in few words.
i alway like to do so

fourwindshaiga said...

Just lovely. The photo goes give me the same feeling as the poem.

susan said...

Sandy, Thanks for coming by. Your site is the most peaceful, eye-catching site I frequent. I thoroughly enjoy what you have created there.

Cynthia said...

Peaceful, you right and the poem
is soothing.