Grace Whispers the World White

Be still my soul on this silent night,
Cupped in the moon’s embrace as
Grace whispers the world white.

Pause for breath on the edge of night,
As shadows lean low and long, oh
Be still my soul on this silent night

Still to hear His tender Voice invite
This broken soul to dance, because
Grace whispers the world white

Shattering the stain of pride held tight,
Seeping deep into wounds, oh,
Be still my soul on this silent night

Still to feel the warmth of His delight
Thrum through my veins in song as
Grace whispers the world white

And the embers of my faith ignite
As I hear His song low and long…
Be still my soul on this silent night as
Grace whispers the world white.

* This poem, my first villanelle, is a response to the poetry prompt through TS Poetry Press, an interesting challenge and one I truly enjoyed.

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13 responses to “Grace Whispers the World White

  1. Cindee, this took my breath away – literally. Beyond beautiful and a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you.
    Debbie

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  2. The world really was washed clean and white as snow by Jesus. Thank you for this completely beautiful poem that gives us such a wonderful sense of God and of being still and accepting His grace through Jesus.

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  3. Lovely, a gift in your words and stillness of the photographs…
    Still to hear His tender Voice invite
    This broken soul to dance…
    Ahhh… Rejoice!
    Merry Christmas to you Cindee!

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  4. Awesome response to the challenge. Thank you.

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  5. Brilliant. Breathtaking. A Joy.
    Brilliant white as He whispers the world clean – and stills my broken soul.
    Breathtaking stillness sinking deep on this silent night.
    A Joy as the warm delight of His presence “thrums” through my being.
    Your writing is a brilliant, breathtaking, joy! You make me weep and rejoice simultaneously. Finding you this year has been a gift from Heaven. Thank you for your faithfulness in presenting His Good News in your own fresh, unique, beautiful way. Merry Christmas, Cindee!

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  6. Cindy, your words and your heart that hears Him in the stillness…what a gift this Christmas! Thank you!

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  7. Absolutely stunning. Merry Christmas, Cindee, what a gift you are!

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  8. Beautiful, I especially like the verse, grace whispers the world white. It verberates with images. Merry Christmas, Cindee.

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  9. I love (and need to hear!) the repeated association of grace and being still…
    Thanks for a wonderful poem.

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  10. “Pause for breath on the edge of night,”

    I think I paused for breath when I read that :)

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  11. I’ve been back to this several times. Can’t believe I never commented.

    So many beautiful lines here..cupped in the moon’s embrace, this broken soul to dance because grace whispers the world white.

    Sigh…

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