Picked Up Poetry (etc.)

Each poem posted in the order in which it was written, opposite the order in which it was picked up, oddly enough…

Ana Kata to the Infinite Well

Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (Job 2:10)

God’s face shines upon you. God’s face shines upon you.
Feeling in three dimensions, still, you are, most times.
You ana kata from the fire against your will,
Waiting to be born posthumously no longer,
For those whom the Lord loves, He disciplines. You cry,
Smitten with the madness of too much seeing, “Lord!”
(Strong within your whirlwind of deluding spirits…)
“Lord!” Smitten with the madness of too much seeing,
You cry, for those whom the Lord loves, He disciplines.
No longer waiting to be born posthumously
Against your will: you ana kata from the fire.
Still… you are, most times, feeling in three dimensions.

God’s face shines upon you. God’s face shines upon you.
Wrested in obdurate stone, His seed is growing,
Watered from the infinite well. You remember
The rest of your life while living it. You awake:
“Is there anyone who dances through you?” He asks
(“Through to the division of soul and spirit… there,
Strong within your whirlwind of deluding spirits…
There, through to the division of soul and spirit.”)
He asks, “Is there anyone who dances through you?”
You awake: The rest of your life while living it,
You remember. Watered from the infinite well,
His seed is growing, wrested in obdurate stone.

Easter 2006

The Penwood Review and North Central Review published in their Spring 2011 issues.

Forward Poetry of Remus House will publish in the anthology A Symphony of Life: A Collection of Poetry, January 31, 2012.

Straightway Swept Away
To: my King

I came to You broken with fear and trembling
You stretched out Your hand and mastered my ascending
Plucked from the fire, chosen before the beginning
Resurrected by the finger of God, dancing
Done with spineless speculating, with pretending
Everything else in my life all foreshadowing
Found understanding in the shadow of Your wing
The mire Your incorruptible love transcending
In indelible ink, in Your own blood writing
To suffer death for friends, Son of God descending
The narrow path Your Word ever enlightening
Spongy mirror of my heart Your will reflecting
By You my soul walking, for Your return waiting

“Something so amazing, in a heart so dark and dim, when the walls fall down, and the light comes in” – Sara Groves, Something Changed

Poetry Rivals (of Forward Press) published in November 2010.

Haiku: Sword and Sacrifice

Sword and sacrifice:
made in the essence of God–
treat others as self.

There is no true good?
Good is a construct of will?
Ever take offense?

Love others as self:
no construct, no evolved good–
eternal essence.

Accept nothing less:
constructs do not obligate–
only love fulfills.

Goodness will always
withstand the fire of reason
and love, resonate.

Not even God willed
goodness into becoming
but IS that goodness.

The highest truth is
discovered, not created:
love your enemy.

Love is not love if
there is no demonstration–
Sword and Sacrifice.

Published in late 2009 in an anthology by Forward Press titled “My Word is My Voice”.

Published by Melanie Eyth on her blog, The Sheltered Poet.

North Central Review published in their Spring 2011 issue.

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I’m Sorry
—Most recently published in Stepping Stones Magazine, and soon to be published in the 2014 winter edition of Poets’ Espresso Review.

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Other than poetry:

At Coffee with the Euthyphro Dilemma (skit) published in September 2010 by Down in the Dirt.

Fun! :)

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About Maryann

Maryann Spikes is the past President of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. She blogs at Ichthus77, and loves apologetics and philosophy. In particular she loves to study all things Euthyphro Dilemma and Golden Rule. A para-educator (autism) for five years, she holds a Certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an AA in Humanities via Modesto Junior College, and moonlights as a freelancer. You can follow her on Twitter @Ichthus77, connect with the Ichthus77 community on Facebook, or look her up on Google+.
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