Mercy Within-Without

Mercy Within-Without

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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Stir my heart Lord God, that no stagnancy has a place within.

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Mercy Within-Without

It is a lifting of spirit, every bank of slightest breath leading into glowing amber twilight extended.


Come mercy’s winds. I feel your coolness rousing in every leaf and twig rustling their message.


It is Song birds round, calling and repeat, a response of silver voiced ring, meeting to begin again.


Mercy is in every revolution to completion: Twirling its life force, a gift given, seen, embraced.


It is lake’s glass surface twinkling with glory. Unmitigated patience inhales to exhale pulsing life.


Seconds glimmer into minutes, into hours. Waters of memories accumulate, swirling life’s well.


Come mercy’s winds. I feel your coolness rousing. Then the stillness of peace lies cozy all around.


A great rustling of leaves through cottonwood marsh brings humble tears of beauty to my vision.


The message reveals itself to my ears and mercy’s winds swirl in witness of grace against my soul.


Sunny winds touch and twirl, teasing every back lit leaf into undulating prisms of green glass glowing.


Our hearts beat. We cry and smile and toil in mercy.


Long golden fingers of late afternoon reach for evening.  An amber cast shade of night is lowered.


Slowly many pinpricks of woven stars glitter and shine through above ebony blanket, layer upon layer of heaven.


Pulsing lights come forth one by one as if a field of signal fires within a warrior host’s encampment.


Mercy rides the skies full of twinkling constellations;


And still these heavenly timeless and magical creatures and legends are revealed to my eyes as time flies by in mercy.


Kathy Van Kurin, October, 2018

 

 

© 2019 Kathy Van Kurin


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Kathy Van Kurin
what brings humble tears of thankfulness to your soul, to your eyes?

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Your words gentle, wonderful and needed dear Kathy.
"Mercy rides the skies full of twinkling constellations;
And still these heavenly timeless and magical creatures and legends are revealed to my eyes as time flies by in mercy."
I love the above lines. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Coyote,
It's so nice to receive gentle and kind words such as yours as well. You are very kin.. read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

This is poetry. Need to be read by more people. Mercy, forgiveness and love. We need today and you a.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Bless you kind Coyote!
Thank you so much.
Kathy


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Beautiful...mercy me...where would we be without the wonder of mercy- so undeserved but we are blessed- wonderful words🌹

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Months Ago

I think that the reality of mercy is what actually is at the heart of who we are at our best. What f.. read more
I too loved the description long golden fingers of late afternoon reach for evening an amber cast shade of night is lowered may mercy in its beauty bring us to grateful tears thank you for expressing this poem to us

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Thank you for reviewing and it is very nice to meet you!
Blessings,
Kathy
so many memorable phrases here within Kathy, i especially liked the image of:Long golden fingers of late afternoon reach for evening.

Lovely descriptive and peaceful poetry...

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Stella Armour,
It is so nice when people find something personally appeals. Thank you for tha.. read more
Stella Armour

7 Months Ago

i always think good poetry oozes images lol... and yours does just that :)
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Well I wish you a great and productive day all around and maybe some inspiration too.
Blessin.. read more
Slowly many pinpricks of woven stars glitter and shine through above ebony blanket, layer upon layer of heaven...I found these words so meaningful and filled with promise and. mercy bountiful..many blessings can be found as we embrace what is bestowed.. surrounding beauty abounds within this lovely piece of poetry. ..nice work





Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Fran Marie,
Thanks so much for your helpful and affirming review. It is always nice when some.. read more
wow. this is beautiful. most excellent. reads like a psalm. how awesome to drink at the sacred, eternal spring of 'Mercy' ... :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Pete,
Every moment that streams through our lives, to have and be touched by others, life be.. read more
Hi Kathy...
You have a wonderful way with playing with words, stringing them together and making them.look and sound beautiful. . Well.done and stay blessed

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

free spirit,
thank you so much for your kindness...it really does go a long way. I hope this .. read more
This message lives inside a million bottles casting itself on humanity's shores surprising even the darkest souls.

regards,
al

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Alfred Kukitz,
how neat to get a poem set to inner music review. Your image of hope is so won.. read more
When it comes to review poems or stories of one of the top writers I usually don't have words to express what a nic poem, to be honest nice

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Rahul Bakolia,
Well, the word 'nice' is a wonderful word and can cover such a wide array of f.. read more
Rahul Bakolia

11 Months Ago

Welcome ma'am
Descriptive and beautifully told Kathy.full of life's promise and mercy.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

MOON,
Mercy is the unexpected little moments where we know that life is full of promise which.. read more
A lovely write, Kathy....

Delicately descriptive in all its lines, your poem once again illustrates the fascination you have with all that life surrounds you with. The idea of the wind stirring change with a merciful breeze, caressing the surrounds and the soul, is very well conceived. The wind does have a calming effect and a cleansing one, too.

Some wonderful vocabulary used here, that combined with your descriptions, makes for an enchanting and soothing read. May the wind always bring you mercy and calm. Well written.



Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Doodley, it is like an inner world moved by the outer. Yes, the wind is amazing and does bring peace.. read more

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