A slight departure from our usual postings. Reni Fulton, a poet/therapist wrote the following this morning, and included the poem below:
I'm sure that everyone is feeling the pain of the great natural disaster that has enveloped the Gulf Coast. The images are heartbreaking and has left us all with a sense of uneasiness and a loss of security. When I feel so powerless I retreat to poetry and prayer. I found this in Women Prayers edited by Mary Ford-Grabowsky and I wanted to share it on the blog if possible. It seems to give some hope amid the brokenness of the world. (Reni Fulton)
There is a Brokenness
There is a brokenness
out of which comes the unbroken,
out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.
There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.
There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open
to the place inside which is unbreakable
while learning to sing.