Sunday, 8 May 2016

Pentecost

This poem was written during the Pentecost service at Greyfriars' Kirk in 2015. 

chase the wild goose

alight
arise
soar
fly
with flight inspired
like singing choir
and life contained no more
lift the roof
on organ wings
speak
pray
praise
with tongues
alight
with Spirit blaze
trail behind a smoky
haze
these fiery days
disturbed
disturbing
comfortable no more
unsettled
ruffled
alight now, soar
arise, take flight,
each one fly,
fly high, dream wide
your uncommon gifts inspired
live life uncontained
with the goose – wild and free



3 comments:

  1. Love this. Would be good set to music I think.
    One little quibble though. Alight means land, descend and does not fit at all with the up language of the rest.
    Is that what you meant?
    Aran

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  2. Thanks Aran.
    Yes, alight - as in fire descended on the heads of the disciples

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