Monday, January 17, 2011

Abundance From Little

My friend Jason is hosting a sort of poetry circle today.  I'm not much of a poet, though I do enjoy reading poetry.   Today's inspiration is Jesus feeding the 5,000.  I love that story.   I love how he took so little, and made it more than enough.   The Word of God transforms what is meager to plentiful!
I'm not sure that by making it a conversation, I am following the format correctly, but the following poem is supposed to be a Tanka.  Tanka is a Japanese poetry type of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the rest of seven. Tanka is the oldest type of poetry in Japan. 

Abundance from Little
by HRM
"The people need food"
"Share with them what you have brought"
"But it's not enough for all"
"First place it into my hands
where it will become a feast"

Click here to see Jason's awesome poem "God Shows Up" and some links to other incredibly awesome poems about Jesus feeding 5000 people!


Anonymous said...

That was awesome, Helen. Follow any format you like (and I had never heard of Tanka before so that was a great treat).

I love "first place into my hands..." Man, we'd experience a lot more miracles if we would do that first instead of waiting until we're panicked and in a frenzy. Thanks Helen. Loved this so much. Blessings. :)

JC Dude said...

This was wonderful...thanks for sharing!

HisFireFly said...

Well done...

and ahhh.. the feasts He sets before us.

katdish said...

Well, huh...

I thought that was Haiku. Either way, much said with few words. Very nice.

Duane Scott said...

LOL! Loved that comic.

And the poem.