Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A to Z

God Spell
I love this poem by Gerard Kelly using the alphabet. By the time you get to "Z" your heart is unZipped.

Arrest me Oh God, until I am free
Blind me until the scales fall from my eyes
Cajole me, corral me, confront what’s soft in me
God of comfort; who will never compromise
Divorce me, my God, from all that harms my heart
Extend me beyond my feeble dreams (continue reading here)

5 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Gerard Kelly is the King of Verbs! I love the life in this poem. I'll have to see what else he's written. Thanks for the experience - where do you find this stuff?

9:55 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

PS I wrote (paraphrased) and directed GodSpell in eighth grade for a school production. We couldn't afford to buy the actual play, so we saw it as much as we could and tried to remember what they said. Matthew helped, of course! It was one of the best things I ever did. I vied with my friend Ellen for the part of John the Baptist/Judas (it was a combined part in the play) and we deadlocked in the auditions so the part got split. I got to play Judas, and do the soft shoe ... We had three performances and I lost my voice just before the second. So, the base player had to do my singing, and I lip synched. I was way ahead of Milli Vanilli! Everyone said, "Where did she get such a deep voice?"

10:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

you should write your own poem about that! better yet-to be able to watch a video of it. you've been holding back!

10:28 PM  
Blogger steph said...

Loved this piece.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

me too, steph. i just re-read it and have some favorite letters there, esp. the Z

2:31 PM  

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