Take Heart

Posted: April 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Genevieve Howard has a new book of poetry that is on the edge of being published. It will be entitled Take, and one of those sixteen poems received a third-place award at the recent CORE arts expo. Take Heart is good for anytime, but especially this week, as we contemplate the mystery of God pouring out for the creation through Christ and a graced reciprocal motion by which we may pour ourselves out the same.

take heart

a day since i felt you.

a day of drizzle and no umbrella,

a day of roads and no destination.

i hunger for your bread then

scold myself for being hungry.

i listen for you but hear

only wind dividing wheat fields,

rain pattering on rooftop.

i look for signs but see

only grain, oven, bread,


it rains. i descend into the river.

am i floating or sinking?

oh! i am dissolving

into you, my beloved.

i am the song, the salt and the stone.

you are the wind, the water and

the way.

  1. Nancy Nunnallee Davis says:

    I will look for her book. Thank you posting the poem.

  2. B says:

    What a gift you are to this world, Genevieve. My life is so much richer for knowing you!

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