Thursday, June 24, 2010

Daring to Try

I find myself becoming more daring and entering my original poems and writings to contests and to be displayed. It helps me refine my writings just to work towards submitting them. In May our local Heritage Writer's Guild had an invitation to attend an exhibit at Dixie State College and then create some poetry based on the featured artist's work. I had no idea what to expect, but it was a wonderful experience to see the work of J. Kirk Richards who also has a website (photos from his website). His exhibit at the Sears Art Gallery locally features angels in sculptures and paintings. As I sat and contemplated his art, words flowed onto the pad before me and captured my feelings about his creations.

THE ROAD AHEAD I
by Lin Floyd

The road ahead
awaits untraveled.
Open and inviting, yet
unknown dangers are near.

Slowly the journey begins
with just one brave step
on the unfamiliar path.

No directions are seen,
nor maps to find the way.
Follow the inner compass,
let it guide you back to me.


ANGEL COMFORTING II
by Lin Floyd

Just arrived from death’s sudden farewell,
she despairs for all that was left behind on earth:
loving family, dear friends and her very purpose for being.

Greeted by a winged guardian sent to comfort,
she is shown a new life: one without care, pains or trials,
but separate from her mortal life.

She whispers to herself, “Can I adjust?”

ANGEL (SENTINEL)
by Lin Floyd

Sentinel angels silently guard the way into eternity.
Praising God while watching to give assistance
to newcomers arriving at heaven’s gate.

Lost, yet drawn forward, leaving behind earthly cares,
released by death’s sudden clasp,
they are filled with awe and wonder.

What lies ahead in this glorious place where gods dwell?


PLASTER SCULPTURES-ANGELS
by Lin Floyd

No wings needed, I can move quickly without them.
Though earthlings don’t understand that.
Men talk of the necessity of wings to travel so far,
from heaven’s extremes to whisper
counsel and advice to your heart.

Yet you can sense my presence near,
bringing comfort and counsel from above.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.
Not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.1

His peace I bring unto you.

1 John 14:27

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Lin, these poems are beautiful. What a wonderful gift you have and thanks for sharing with us.

ramblingwoods said...

Wow..I agree it's a gift and the photos are perfect....Michelle

Millie said...

wow...such a great inspirational and carefully thought poems...magnificent.

http://inspirationallettersbymillie.blogspot.com