Wednesday, June 8, 2011

my favourite things/ half moon overflowing

it is now early morning
the moon has settled somewhere

I am not just sure where
but I am certain it is because
of the overflowing

when I first found it tonight
I had to gasp at the surprise

there was my friend
settled brightly above my field
some would call it half full
or half empty
but I caught
the gift as it fell

giggles that couldn't be muffled
glory that would not fade
for the brightness it held

a vessel only
like us
filled with bright glory
not its own

It was a Northern Summer night
where the night melts into day
where the blue sky never really leaves
nor the yellow glow
on the eastern horizon
though the stars shine
and the cool freshness
refreshes the land
and wet dew
the thirsty earth

I sang to my Abba Father
in praise for His beauty
His faithfulness

I lifted all my beloveds
into His gentle care
my Tommys and little Tendais
all the Nicholases
the ones still with us
those gone on before
the dreamers and the hopers

and those who dare not dream at all

and then the moon was just gone

I had given hay
put down clean bedding
settled all in for the night
then on the walk home
found my friend was just not there

I seriously looked all around the night sky
but it was the overflowing

I know the rest that is found
in the overflowing

when Jesus fed the five thousand
when the nets were put on the other side of the boat
when Lazarus walked out of the tomb
when the ten lepers were sent on their way

always rejoicing
the stress gone
fears subsided
peace renewed

so I caught the laughter
and Saphira wagged her tail with me
we danced with the frogs all the way home
stopped to hold one
and giggled to find it loved the warmth of my hand
and didn't mind Saphira's inquisitive nose

we talked to them all

sang a joyous song
to the Maker of the night
Who melts it into day
and sends the overflowing...

if we just lift our gaze

one might just catch
the half moon

my favourite things


  1. Glory to the God of all creation who bends low and spreads the quilt of love over, for all of us to see. Thank You, to the Yeshua, Prince of Peace, Susan, for the gift he gave you, that awakens our awareness to all the evidence around us that He made it all and that nothing was made that was not made by Him.

  2. Amen, Pip! Susan, I think my favourite line is "but I caught the gift as it fell, overflowing". It evidences a heart that is always open to Papa's gifts, one that need not critique or explain or analyze but just recieves the gift given with joy and gratitude. He is such an extravagant giver . . . may you always catch the gifts as they fall.

  3. Pip and Andrea... so glad to see you caught the gift too! Our Papa God is indeed extravagant as He bends low and spreads His quilt of love over and around and under us, that in any circumstance that we find ourselves, we might know His presence...and be blessed

  4. "For in Him all things were created, whether things in heaven or on earth, visible or invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things were created through Him and for Him."
    Colossians 1:16
    Ah, what can I say to such lovely lovely giftedness, Susan. He created you for this and it so blesses me and many others. I love the whole piece, but what spoke to me most was "if we just lift our gaze" I have been duly reminded that I must do this more. Thank you!

    Even so, I do not want to neglect your description of the dog nuzzling the frog and the frog nuzzling you for warmth. I can see it night where the blue sky never really leaves, on your way home in the overflow.

    This is SO VERY "AWE"SOME. It is pure worship.

    Your teary-eyed, hands-in-the-air, dedicated reader,
    a vessel...
    filled with bright glory
    not [her] own

  5. Dawn you make me smile so big... you will never grow old!

  6. Dawn... do check out Andrea Dawn's blog...always encouraging and Andrea Dawn, visit Dawn's blog...
    always of interest!

  7. I am coming over from another's blog and so glad I did. I just love your writings! I'm becoming a follower so I can continue to soak in what you pour out!

  8. Welcome, Kristin. I am relatively new here, too. I had to go back and read all the previously posted things. It was like reading a collection of the best poems I ever read all in one sitting.


  9. Kristin and Dawn, what fun to have you here too!
    Blogging friends are a new spice to life!

  10. Susan – the half-moon overflowing – where the night melts into day – and the frog doesn't mind the warm hand with a cold nose. And the moon being a vessel that reflects the glory of the sun. So much to heart about this poem! Thank you for it. God bless and keep you Susan.

  11. You too Craig... hope you are doing well... keeping you in my prayers. I am thankful for your comments!