Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jesus Was A Poet



                                                          Jesus was a poet----
                                                          He spoke in signing words
                                                          Of gold, wheat and its sowing,
                                                          Of little feathered birds
                                                          He told of one repentant
                                                          Who had set himself to roam,
                                                          And many a pilgrim harking
                                                          Has wept and turned toward home.

                                                          He sing of vine and fig tree
                                                          Of water and of bread
                                                          Of sheep and a good shepherd
                                                          And every word he said
                                                          Is pregnant with deep meaning
                                                          To piece the listener through
                                                           Strong words that live forever
                                                           As great poetry should do.
                                                           And though no single stanza
                                                           Has balanced form or rhyme
                                                           Yet Jesus is the greatest
                                                            Poet of all time

                                                            Grace Noll Crowell, Copyright 1965

This is one of my favorite poets..It was included in her book of "Poems Of Inspiration And Courage" 1965..
I love to read poetry of all types but inspirational is my favorite and this lady published thirty-six books and she wrote over 5,000 poems. She was named the 1965 Honorary Chanceellor of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, only four other poets had ever been thus honored at that time..She is now gone from our midst, but her poems linger on in our minds and in her books..Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do....Blessings, Susie

24 comments:

  1. I too love poetry...and I love what you posted.

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    1. Thank you Tracy, I love your poetry too..

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  2. Thank you for sharing this inspirational poem. Blessings to you and yours this weekend.

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    1. Thank you and blessings to you and your family..

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Yvonne..I enjoy yours so much..

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  4. Hi Susie, this is so special and beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us. I have never heard it before. This is one that I am going to copy and put in my Bible. Have a lovely evening ahead! Delisa :)

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    1. Thank you and feel free to do so..hope you have a nice evening as well..

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  5. Susie,this is a beautiful poem ! And I also enjoyed your music too:) Blessings Jane

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    1. Awww, thank you Jane, glad you enjoyed it..

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  6. This is beautiful, Susie, and I love the picture of Jesus. I think sometimes when we write poetry, we think about Jesus and His love. Come on over and look at my favorite poem of all time. Have a lovely weekend, Susie.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  7. I love this poem, Susie! Thank you for sharing it. It really touches my heart!

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    1. Thank you Connie, your poetry really touches mine..

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  8. Thank you for sharing the special poem. I think many parts of the Bible are poetry.

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  9. That was very nice, Susie. Thanks for sharing it here. I hope you have a good week ahead.

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  10. Thank you for sharing the poem. Isn't the song "there is a season - - - turn turn turn " taken from Bible. If we look close enough we can find beauty in books of Faith.

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    1. I don't know for sure Munir but I agree we surely can..thank you my friend .

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