January Psalm

But the heart is different. It never
forgets. It sings the song of nevertheless
until the final note then stops, silenced
by what we call death. (Selah)
Then it is recalibrated to its own
predestined alleluia and slowly, the heart
begins to remember and sings.

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  1. wynnegraceappears on January 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    You and your poetry wear January well. What is it about the cold and mystery, the darker days that produces beautiful poetry. This John speaks to me with power and might. Beauty coming out of The Beautiful Due, as always. As always.

  2. figarobo on January 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Just perfect!

  3. Sallie on January 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Oh, John. . .

  4. Susan Irene Fox on January 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Ach! Beautiful, as always.

  5. Jen on January 29, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I lost my mom this weekend. I especially love the line about the heart’s recalibration. Thank you for putting it so gently and sweetly.

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