I place this word on the milk white screen
to begin,
the “I”.  It is the beginning.

I am never sure where to begin.
Yet I know
that if I listen I will hear,

feel sound, ache with need to open my soul,
a flow,
water lapping gently at

the edge of a lake, licking stones smoothed
by time
and gentle caress. It is there.

The word that begins, the “I”,
if I let go,
still myself, step aside and loose my grip.

I watch word place itself on the
milk white screen,
emptying His tenderness from within me.




Author’s Note:

John 1:1-8/The Message (MSG)

The Life-Light

1-2 The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.

3-5 Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.

6-8 There once was a man, his name John, sent by God to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in. John was not himself the Light; he was there to show the way to the Light.

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