Restive Spirit

Restive Spirit


To settle down and doubts
To take in
And take on
To become part
Of One

Restive spirit
In me
And of God

Remind me how I love
To have those still calm points
About which
All turns
How the calm
In the middle
Of the storm
Sees what to do
Where to go

Sees what is next
The still waters
But still
Getting ready
To go
To wait some more
To see
To see what really needs
To be done
To see what needs
Are really there
To see
With the heart and mind
And spirit
Of you


This was an Advent poem about getting ready at any time of the year or life, when we are not quite sure what we are getting ready for. But waiting and getting ready anyway. I liked the idea of restlessness, resting and festiveness all rolled into one and that priorities and needs and “the reason for the season” had to be recognised without getting overwhelmed by the season’s busy-ness.

This entry was published on December 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm. It’s filed under Promote yourself, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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