If He Clothes
by Jane Tawel
August 11, 2017
Nature’s indiscreet ignoble ignorance
Revels before The Glory.
Lacking dignity, She indecorously decorates in bold immodesty;
Celebrating unselfishly in fuschia-crimson-midnight-gold-cerulean-purple-aqua-pink-cerise-ecru-limegreen-blue-chiffon-mustard-ochra-red-chocolate-chartreuse-denim-puce!
Creation greenishly proclaims “there is no self outside God’s Glory!”
In this de-meaning comes true meaning.
In this indignity lives dignified identity in Son of Sun.
In this un-nobling comes ennobled rampageous God-image.
In freely- clothed nature’s requited love comes uproarious beauty.
How much more…
How much more….
If Our Parent-Creator robes these in their tumultuous foolish nakedness
How much more should we exude our blooming grace?
If Fairest of Them All
Vestures with glory and awe-inspiring miracles of prismatic growth
How much more The Three yearn to en-robe me?
If I but dance with nothing to hide my love
Will not my barren heart be seeded in new life
as David’s was?
If I de-mean my bleak self
in worship of Their Artful Meaning;
If my dour, dreary soul will paint praise
with showy palm -fronded-joy;
Then I will dance
like David did
Before the Lord
as all Creation gawked in awe.
But if I do not cry lushly out
nor dance against the muteness
of my plain pride,
The very rocks–most ugly and controlling of us all–
will riot-up in worship,
kaleidoscoping their praise
for those with ears to hear and eyes to see.
If ugly rocks will dance,
I can only imagine what those crazy flowers will do!
Matthew 6:28 And why do you worry about clothes. Consider the flowers in the fields, see how they grow; They neither labor nor spin.
Psalm 96: 11 & 12 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
2 Samuel 6:14 “And David danced before the Lord with all his might.
Luke 19:40 “I tell you, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
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Very cool poem. And the picture is amazing.
Thank you. Means a lot from a fellow poet! I am rather pleased that I took the Morro Bay picture myself on a morning walk before everyone else was awake.
Loved this! And, like Verity, thought the pictures were fabulous. The colors! Riotous indeed. Makes me consider what we’ll see in heaven when there is no limit to the awesome beauty and the Light from the Light of the World. This was so uplifting, Jane! Thank you… big hug from me!
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Thank you so much! Back at ya’!