Thursday, January 12, 2006

Six after 11

The preceding 6 poems were written between 11pm and 11:45pm last night.

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 18,760+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Baptismal Waters

Two pitchers, two bowls
Two pair of hands
of the pastor and the proconsul

Metaphorical markers of a life well spent

Water poured ritually from pitcher to bowl
hear it clatter and swirl

Close your eyes, feel the liquid on your skin
as you are preacher or Pilate

One dips his hands into the living water
rests them on His head in blessing, a sacrament

The counterpart cups his hands in the deep
washes his hands of him
gives the Son over to the mob,
in verdict and fulfillment




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edited August 15, 2019
Holy Water – v4
edited July 28, 2019
Holy Water – v3
edited July 28, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v5
edited July 28, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v4
(editing original again)
edited July 15, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v3
edited January 15, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v2
&
edited January 15, 2019
Holy Water – v2
(edited after contact by composer, Gwyneth Walker, who wanted to
use the poem for a choir composition
&
January 11, 2006 23:25
Holy Water
Mark 1:9-13, 15
&
January 11, 2006 23:45, revised 1/12/06 6:16
Baptismal Waters
Matthew 27:24-26
&
January 11, 2006 23:30
Baptism
(about Dad’t baptism, November 1990)

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 51,450 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, journey, New Year’s Resolution, WWJD,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #USA #America #mercy #sacrifice #Messiah #manger #cross #Immanuel #Emmanuel #journey #WWJD #NewYearsResolution

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, Messiah, Advent, Emmanuel, Christmas, hope, love, peace, joy, King, Epiphany, Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, star, Magi,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #communion #King #mercy #Messiah #Advent #Immanuel #Emmanuel #Christmas #joy #peace #star #Magi #Epiphany

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, Messiah, Emmanuel, hope, love, peace, joy, baptism, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, water, washed, water mark,

#Jesus #Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #mercy #Messiah #Emmanuel #baptism #BaptismoftheLordSunday #water #washed #BaptismoftheLord #watermark


divine, gospel, hope, Jordan River, journey, Messiah, Mission, salvation, Savior, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, love, baptism, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, water, water mark,

#Jesus #Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #Messiah #baptism #water #washed #BaptismoftheLord #JordanRiver #Savior


Baptism

A stoic Yankee
A Baptist bowl
and a lot of water
met for a moment
one November day
Some fifteen years gone bye

Back erect
Arms folded across your chest
You fell back into loving arms
joining a fellowship, a community
a new walk, a reconnection
a new life up from the waters of life




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edited August 15, 2019
Holy Water – v4
edited July 28, 2019
Holy Water – v3
edited July 28, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v5
edited July 28, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v4
(editing original again)
edited July 15, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v3
edited January 15, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v2
&
edited January 15, 2019
Holy Water – v2
(edited after contact by composer, Gwyneth Walker, who wanted to
use the poem for a choir composition
&
January 11, 2006 23:25
Holy Water
Mark 1:9-13, 15
&
January 11, 2006 23:45, revised 1/12/06 6:16
Baptismal Waters
Matthew 27:24-26
&
January 11, 2006 23:30
Baptism
(about Dad’t baptism, November 1990)

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 51,450 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, journey, New Year’s Resolution, WWJD,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #USA #America #mercy #sacrifice #Messiah #manger #cross #Immanuel #Emmanuel #journey #WWJD #NewYearsResolution

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Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, Messiah, Advent, Emmanuel, Christmas, hope, love, peace, joy, King, Epiphany, Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, star, Magi,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #communion #King #mercy #Messiah #Advent #Immanuel #Emmanuel #Christmas #joy #peace #star #Magi #Epiphany

===============
Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, Messiah, Emmanuel, hope, love, peace, joy, baptism, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, water, washed, water mark,

#Jesus #Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #mercy #Messiah #Emmanuel #baptism #BaptismoftheLordSunday #water #washed #BaptismoftheLord #watermark


divine, gospel, hope, Jordan River, journey, Messiah, Mission, salvation, Savior, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, love, baptism, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, water, water mark,

#Jesus #Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #Messiah #baptism #water #washed #BaptismoftheLord #JordanRiver #Savior


Holy Water

The divine was revealed
made clean, prepared, anointed
not with a crown;
but with water
not in the Temple
but in the Jordan,
in the wilderness

Submitting to an act of trust,
a washing away of sin
in supplication and fulfillment
to begin his own journey
his mission, his fate
our savior.
 


-----------------  
edited August 15, 2019
Holy Water – v4
edited July 28, 2019
Holy Water – v3
edited July 28, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v5
edited July 28, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v4
(editing original again)
edited July 15, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v3
edited January 15, 2019
Baptismal Waters – v2
&
edited January 15, 2019
Holy Water – v2
(edited after contact by composer, Gwyneth Walker, who wanted to
use the poem for a choir composition
&
January 11, 2006 23:25
Holy Water
Mark 1:9-13, 15
&
January 11, 2006 23:45, revised 1/12/06 6:16
Baptismal Waters
Matthew 27:24-26
&
January 11, 2006 23:30
Baptism
(about Dad’t baptism, November 1990)

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com) for usage. See all 51,450 of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, love, grace, Pastor Ruth Foss, poem, prayer, sacrifice, Messiah, manger, cross, journey, New Year’s Resolution, WWJD,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #USA #America #mercy #sacrifice #Messiah #manger #cross #Immanuel #Emmanuel #journey #WWJD #NewYearsResolution

===============
Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, Messiah, Advent, Emmanuel, Christmas, hope, love, peace, joy, King, Epiphany, Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, star, Magi,

#Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #communion #King #mercy #Messiah #Advent #Immanuel #Emmanuel #Christmas #joy #peace #star #Magi #Epiphany

===============
Christ, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, Messiah, Emmanuel, hope, love, peace, joy, baptism, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, water, washed, water mark,

#Jesus #Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #mercy #Messiah #Emmanuel #baptism #BaptismoftheLordSunday #water #washed #BaptismoftheLord #watermark


divine, gospel, hope, Jordan River, journey, Messiah, Mission, salvation, Savior, Spirit, God, Faith, grace, poem, prayer, love, baptism, Baptism of the Lord Sunday, water, water mark,

#Jesus #Christ #God #Spirit #Faith #love #grace #poem #prayer #hope #Messiah #baptism #water #washed #BaptismoftheLord #JordanRiver #Savior


Little Victories

Little miracles
blessed my way
this day, this week

Walking your path
doing your work
Here, now, in the world

Believing enough,
risking so much,
to do your will.

Hearing your quiet call
seeing your hand on my own
using your Gifts given to me
to protect them.



1/11/06 23:19


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 18,760+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

God’s Eye

Through the white rims
of the slate grey clouds
this winter morning

I peered upward
and saw God’s eye

Bright round sunlight
Pearled by my mind’s eye

A pupil clear as a picture
Caressed in the cumulous flesh

Smiling on my journey
down the highway
to do His will.



1/11/06 23:15


All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 18,760+ of my poems at http://www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.

The Island in my mind

(in my mind)

There is a place where only I can go
A space of solitary quietude
a singular solitude
where my thoughts can roam

Ponder and probe
Mull and meander down paths
only I would follow
Away from the noise around me

Finding a centering, a grounding
in the island of my mind.


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edited August 5, 2019
The Island in my mind – v2

1/11/06 23:00, edited 1/12/06 12:41
The Island in my mind

All of my poems, photographs, and videos are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. All rights are reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss (raymondafoss@gmail.com)  for usage. See all 51,260+ of my poems at www.raymondafoss.blogspot.com Poetry Where You Live.


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