Written on: January 28, 2021
Written by Sr. Mary Karen Kelly, GNSH. Taken from: Heart Stirrings © Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, 2020. Designed in Canva.
This entry was posted in From our Sisters and tagged: blossoming, commuter, elegant, Faith, future, hope, lacy limbs, leafless trees, rooted, traveling, trees, view, winter
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This poem “wrote itself” in the years I commuted to St. Edward’s School from Jenkintown in the early morning stop and go traffic on Broad Street. The Images tossed about in my head until I could begin to capture their essence from scribbled jottings and memories of a blessed time in a loved ten year ministry with the Holy Child Sisters who served at St. Edwards until it was closed by the Archdiocese in 1993.
Compact, succinct, specific…not a wasted word…every word pregnant with visual, audial and mental meaning.
Karen, your poetry is “primly elegant”. Thank you!
This is one of my favorite entries in Heart Stirrings. I loved it from the minute I first read it. Karen, you beautifully captured the image and I was so struck by your last line,
” . . . not to vivacious hope
(the grace of evergreens)
but to a feisty faith in future blossoming”
Oh! I pray to have that feisty faith in future blossoming for all the days of my life!
Beautiful and thank you for sharing.
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