My Quiet Love

In stillness with my heart uplifted
Unto You in the heavenlies
I search for words that lend expression
To my soul’s unspoken pleas

Something perfectly poetic
A lovely masterpiece of words
Enduring terms of adoration
Worthy of my King and Lord

But words escape me, I am silent
Thoughts disjointed, unexpressed
Unspoken praise burns deep within
And seeks release in wordlessness

I have nothing lovely for You
Just a heart that feels as though
It’s broken in a thousand pieces
Can I lay this at Your throne?

Unutterable adoration
Expressed in tears of liquid praise
May each one say what words cannot
Though I’ve tried a thousand ways

So I sit at Your feet, dear Jesus
Silently and gaze at You
Content to dwell in wordless wonder
My quiet love I give to You.

4 thoughts on “My Quiet Love

  1. pttyann January 1, 2010 / 2:24 pm

    Amen,amen my sister that’s about all I can do at this moment in time.I truly Praise & Thank God for knowing and understanding us in all times!! Wonderful post Eirene and “Happy New Year” to you!

    Happy New Year to you too, Sister!

  2. Scotti January 24, 2010 / 10:26 am

    Oh, so beautiful!

  3. Mike February 6, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    In a book about writing called ‘Getting The Words Right’, the author clarifies the writer’s objective. I especially liked these two lines: “The reader will get lost in the tangle of words and won’t see the beauty of the forest if you don’t go in with brush hook and machete.” “To clear the way for the innocent reader, we must tear out the deadwood and underbrush.”

    Having developed a passion for writing, I write, partly in hopes of making it easy for a person to see something they previously had not been able to. The other reason is very much like what you have expressed here in your poem. It is the desire to express in just the right words, my innermost thoughts and feelings to God.

    I too have tried a thousand ways. He has stirred in us this desire to express in writing, our discoveries, our longings, our questions . . . I hope you have not given up. Your writings were among the first in the blogging world to catch my attention – among the first I connected with. You have more to say than you’ve said. For what little it may be worth, I for one hope you keep trying.

    Hi Mike,

    I have only disappeared temporarily. Work demands a good bit of my time and attention this time of year. I hope to be back soon. I do have more to say………..

  4. Loren February 26, 2010 / 10:08 pm

    Eirene,

    Good to see you’re writing again. I absolutely LOVE your poetry, what a blessing it is to me!

    In Christ,

    Loren

    Loren, thanks for the encouragement. It means alot.

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