Just One

Last year at this time, Cheryl McGrath, my son, Evan, and I collaborated on a “3D” post called, “The Word Became Flesh” – A Collaboration of Poetic Reflection.  It was a joint leap of faith to trust the Lord for the three inspired pieces of poetry for the project.  I had an initial inspiration that came the day that we started, but in the end, I decided not to use it. I felt it didn’t quite develop the theme of John 1:14 sufficiently for the post.  I eventually wrote another piece called, “The Word/Echoes” which seemed to fit the bill much better. Today, I am sharing with you the first poem that I wrote, “Just One”.   It is written in a very simple, minimalistic style, so I encourage you to read it slowly and meditatively. I pray that you are blessed as you do!

– David

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JUST ONE

 God
A Word
No, not many
Just one
And y
et
In this One
All words

The Word
A man
No, not many
Just one
And y
et
In this One
All men

The Man
A life
No, not many
Just one
And y
et
In this One
All Life

The Life
A sacrifice
No, not many
Just one
And yet
In this one
All sacrifice

The sacrifice
A death
No, not many
Just one
And y
et
In this one
All death

The death
A living Way
No, not many
Just one
And y
et
In this One
All living ways

The living Way
A homecoming
No, not many
Just one
And yet
In this one
All coming home

The homecoming
A Love
No, not many
Just one
And yet
In this One
All Love

The Love
God
No, not many
Just one
And y
et
In this One
ALL

~~ ~

©David Bolton, 2013

About David Bolton

Following Him who is the Way; Learning of Him who is the Truth; Living in Him who is the Life. - John 14:6
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10 Responses to Just One

  1. Very beautiful David.

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  2. Adam Stewart says:

    An effective pointer to infinite depth! Thank you for posting 🙂

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  3. JANET REYNOLDS says:

    This is so simple, profound and beautiful.

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  4. keijo leppioja says:

    Yes and amen together we will be body of Christ in blessing with memember to do will of the Lord daily in faith with help of the HOly Spirit with us to joy and be healed from worry and from distress ,and the Lord wil used us that last time to spread the gospel in love of God ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden

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  5. I’m fairly new to this site and absolutely love what I’m reading and listen to! As an artist/ceramist myself, I can totally relate to the pottery metaphors and scriptural references. I have recommended the site to several others who might be wanting and feeling the need for a greater centrality of Jesus in their faith – I know that I am!

    Your poem “Just one” in combination with the pottery visual reminds me somewhat of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s opening prose to his essay on “Circles” –

    “Nature centres into balls,
    And her proud ephemerals,
    Fast to surface and outside,
    Scan the profile of the sphere;
    Knew they what that signified,
    A new genesis were here.”

    I really appreciate the fact that you are addressing these spiritual issues in a kind of poetic language that is not saturated in church terminology. I look forward to reading, listening, absorbing and applying your Christ centered principles in the future! There’s a beautiful Ethos, Pathos and Logos to the site that is oozing with integrity!!!

    Blessings, Dave

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    • David Bolton says:

      Thank you, Dave, and welcome! I’m glad you happened across the blog and that the material here is resonating with you. As a ceramist, I’m sure you can relate very well to the matter of “centering the clay”, which is an analogy I love. Thank you also for the Emerson poem, which I wasn’t familiar with, and for your encouraging words. Blogging, for the most part, is a walk of faith that the content you are publishing is indeed connecting with your audience. It is comments like yours that are strong indications that in fact it is. So thank you!

      Thanks also for the “follow” and for the referrals to others. May you be blessed as you continue to read and partake of what is here. I look forward to further interactions!

      All blessings!
      David

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