Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rosh HaShanah & The Finished Work

Today I'm posting a poem in celebration of Rosh Hashanah -
The significance of this holiday encapsulates four major and interconnected themes~  
The Jewish New Year
The Day of Judgement
The Day of Remembrance
The Day of Shofar Blowing

My poem is based on Hebrews 3 & 4
Inspiration came while out watching my son surf one morning at
(Secrets), a favorite surf spot down at Pohiki beach on the Big Isle ~

Walking along a trail
My feet sink into a carpet of spongy pine needles below
Over my head a canopy of beach trees darkens my path
Large florescent yellow leaves surface
Bright lights strewn everywhere in this shady grove
They lay there, draped over a million round black rocks
As if waiting to dry
Later that evening I thought of the body..what is it?

The body..
Is like a big tree
Lovely flying creatures hover
With wings they gather

If in Christ-
Your anchored..
Within the flower
Lies the fragrance
Moment by moment
Not fixed, stationary
Try not to think so hard
Worship, town
Somewhere else..
Everything we have
Call our own...
Of what you've done
Or what you'll bring-
Poured out
Into the soft earth
While denying-
Steady, you walk the line
Every time-
By seeking to build one another up
The apprehension Faith..
There lies the offering
In the heavenlies
Its finished-
So, like those bright yellow leaves
That have surfaced-
An aroma
Where ever you go..
Moment by moment~
Heb 3: 4 "Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything"
4: 1-3 "Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands..
yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world."
"for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works,
just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest"


The Write Girl said...

Thank you for the background and history on Rosh Hashanah. I was not very familiar with this holiday. I hope you are well dear. God bless!!

Ginny said...

Thank you,Gina! You know how love your poetry. Walking the trail, I love it. Your description of the yellow leaves as bright lights. Then the leaves on the dark rocks waiting to dry, everything about this poem is super! I also love your header with the pretty blue flowers and the bee. You know much more about this holiday than I do, so I learned lots of new things, besides seeing beauty and the poem that is so spiritual!!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post, Regina! Your poem and photos are beautiful, you do have a lovely way with words.

Short Poems said...

Beautiful creative post Regina. I have read through some of your work and I must say you are a very talented!

Take care

rainfield61 said...

I am glad to find some apples over here, while reading your poetry.

Thanks for the link.

Regina said...

Thanks to all for your visit and feedback..I learned something myself-

teca said...

Ah... loved! Wonderful words and shots. Thank you very much!
Have a great weekend!!!
Warm hug and love.

Brenda Green said...

Amen. I'm so glad that you came to my blog, and I got a chance to see yours. May God Bless you . Brenda

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