words’ play

a movie stillness
There is a set of words that seem to vibrate between noun and verb –
Wonder
Presence
Hope
Faith
Love.

Even when you place an article in front of them
A wonder
A presence
My hope
My faith
Your love
They won’t stand still.

You cannot pin them to the page.
They want to dance.
You can’t point to them… and yet you know they are there.
They are not just a thing… or an action.

They play my ribs like a piano.
They evoke being –
Evoke it in me … and in the world
And that changes everything,
Or, at least, it could.

[photo by Patrick Emerson per cc 2.0]

One thought on “words’ play

  1. Wonderful…. This makes me smile…

    Brenda

    From: Quiet Hope
    Reply-To: Quiet Hope
    Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:51 AM
    To: “McCoy, Brenda”
    Subject: [New post] words’ play

    celia posted: ” There is a set of words that seem to vibrate between noun and verb – Wonder Presence Hope Faith Love. Even when you place an article in front of them A wonder A presence My hope My faith Your love They won’t stand still. You cannot pin “

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