Benediction for a Women’s Poetry Group

May you drink the cup of hope,
feel your pulse … not to speak of God’s beat

hear the words that will be silent
until you stand up to speak them yourself.

May all your women tell you
to write on and preach on and just go on …

and whoever for you is the “her,” in oth-“her,”
may you see her or love her or leave her alone.

May you treasure your days with mothers
and other precious people,

be handed the corkscrew for Cana
at just the right time,

dry your tears from the Last Supper buffet,
and turn your face to
the splinter of Easter dawn.

know inside,
that you are the beloved of God,

and understand that where there is poetry
there is God,
and where there is God there is love.

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4 Responses to Benediction for a Women’s Poetry Group

  1. Stephen Price says:

    This is beautiful. And it reminds me of the incredible work you have done in using poetry to preach and teach the Good News in places that are wildly different; from this women’s group to a workshop in a prison for male sex offenders. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

  2. Maren says:

    Always one of my strongest experiences and you brought me to that one.

  3. dabar96 says:

    “and understand that where there is poetry
    there is God,
    and where there is God there is love.”

    ❤️💛💚💙💜

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