30poems – Day 5

There are poems, and there are POEMS.  Today, read a favorite by a favorite poet, Denise Levertov:

The Avowal

As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon the air
and air sustains them,
so I would learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
knowing no effort earns
that all-surrounding grace.

This poem reminds me of particular people, a particular place, a very specific moment of memory.  It was a time of knowing an all-surrounding grace, if only in a flash of a split second.  It feels rather ridiculous to post a companion poem, but the challenge has been extended, and so it goes…

a circle catches fire with dancing, laughing spirits

sea salt air, prayers for her life

blessed baptism