43 thoughts on “Pairings #1”

  1. In my experience, anxiety was the sin of my youth. It takes much energy to worry about the future. Now I am older. One day I’ve lost the ‘battery’ that moved the engine called anxiety. I do not have the strength to look for it. It is lost in that ‘icy deep’. The ‘big sky’ is my witness that I am now FREE!!!

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  2. Psalm 71: 14 β€œAs for me, I will always have hope.”

    I especially appreciated your words β€œin situ” Mary Jo. These autumn and early winter days allow me to foster an inner conversation. I look forward to your new series.

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    1. It’s a beautiful Psalm, isn’t it? What surprised me was that hope was tied to praising aloud. Indeed required. Inner conversation occasionally leads to poetic utterance. Thank you always for your encouragement.

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      1. I often wondered about the meaning of Selah, which I remember reciting as a call and response when the Psalms was read. It seems that the Hebrew word means “to life up ,exalt.” But some scholars believe that it was a musical notation possibly meaning: silence or pause. Whatever meaning, I always enjoy saying it quite loudly. LOL!!

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  3. Mary Jo, glad you liked my haiku on Naturalist Weekly (which is one of my all-time favorite sites!) I did change it, if you want to check it out. (There was also a typo in the original.) I enjoyed your poetry. Your haiku from Psalm 71 was especially good. I have written over 150 haiku on the Psalms. They are a wonderful source of inspiration. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to reading more from you. Peace, LaMon Brown.

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  4. Mary Jo, I love you haiku from the psalm 71. I have found them a wonderful resource for haiku meditations. I have written over 500 (at least 3 per psalm). Here us one of mine from the same Psalm.
    from youth to old age
    the psalmist has known his God
    my blessing as well
    Peace, LaMon

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    1. Thank you for sharing this, LaMon. It resonates with me. The Psalms are perfect inspiration. My goal is to incorporate imagery, a favorite of mine which haiku has inspired since my youth.

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