what is a squiggle?

According to fifth-grade teacher Mrs. Hill, a squiggle is a beginning point, a small, wiggly line on a page with the potential to become something more--a brilliantly drawn fifth-grade picture!

A beginning point. A silly phrase from my preschooler, my teenager rolling his eyes, or my kindergartner deleting my entire 3rd chapter...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Poem: Psalm of Isaiah (inspired by Isaiah 40:31)

I decided to try something new. This poem is inspired by Isaiah 40:31 as well as some of my other favorite verses in Isaiah.

Psalm of Isaiah

We knowest, O Lord, thou art our Father.

Mount us, thy children, upon eagles’ wings

Ever to serve thee, thy praises to sing.

We are the clay, in the hands of the Potter.

Thou art a refuge from the raging storm;

The cooling shadow in the burning heat.

We are graven upon thy hands and feet,

Upon thy shoulders our sorrows are borne

Redeemer of All, Beginning and End,

Hold thou us fast in thy hand’s safe hollow

Set forth our feet on thy path to follow.

Thy soul was an offering; our souls to mend.

We knowest, O Lord, thou art our Father;

We are the clay, in the hands of the Potter.

1 comment:

  1. I like the ABBA rhyming scheme. And your adaptation of Isaiah's verse reminds me of a hymn.