3/07/2016

Poetry for the Soul

Poetry lives.

Some may call it dead, stagnant, a thing of the past. But I call it moving, living, changing. I call it powerful and beautiful. I see it shine a light on life that no other asset of human creativity can.

However, I didn't realize that I loved poetry so much until I took a poetry and drama course this semester. When forced to read dozens of poems, I found the felicity of poetry, the charm of lines and rhymes. It even inspired me to write some poetry of my own, although I wrote most of my poems at midnight, so I don't have much confidence in them. Regardless, I love the little words that filled my nightly journal.

And now those words will dance upon this blog.

I present...

Hannah's Midnight Poems: 

(Accompanied by photographs from a recent prayer walk, which is simply where I walked outside and prayed at the same time. And marveled at tree branches.)


Today was a sunny day,
where bare tree limbs hoped for the sky above, 
not knowing that in their empty stage
they create a beauty unparalleled. 

Today was a moonlit day, 
where the sun felt so far from where I stand
but here in the darkest stage
I see her light slicing through all thoughts. 

Today was a windy day, 
where the breath of the world carried me far off places, 
places I didn't know and couldn't map
but places that fit some far grander plan. 

Today was a day the Lord made. 
I rejoiced and was glad in it. 

More. Much. Move. Mist. 
Prepared for such a time as this. 
Hard. Help. Head. Here. 
New joys will overcome this fear. 


Somehow I feel more
I hear more. 
I see more. 

Like my soul blooms forth. 
It brings change. 
It brings grace. 

This light weighs upon me. 
To hear more. 
To see more. 

But Christ is within me. 
He brings change. 
He brings grace. 

The sun shone through, 
dancing past the clouds and leaves, 
singing away the rainy thoughts, 
showering magic upon the ground. 

I lifted my head, 
catching the life upon my face, 
breathing in grace that God instilled, 
smiling to show the world my joy. 

And time stood still, 
waiting for me to catch the sun, 
pausing for the world to dry its tears, 
hoping in today as the sun shone through.




Embrace words today. Use them to give Christ glory, for Christ created their beauty in the first place.


Now I want to hear your thoughts about poetry. Do you read it? Because I really need recommendations on poets that are lighthearted and beautiful. Do you wish you read more of it? Do you like it? I love y'all and pray for you to have a joyful week!

Princess Hannah

17 comments:

  1. Wow...you are so SO SO talented, Hannah! Those poems were really, really good, and i'm not just saying that :) i love it so much when you read a book and it just inspires you and motivates you to do something and create something incredible <3 wonderful post! (as always ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Autumn! Poetry isn't something I feel as confident in, so this means a lot.

      And books like that are wonderful. I'm actually about to do a review/giveaway centered on one of my favorite books!

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  2. I love your beautiful words so much, Hannah. <3

    I've tried to find good poets, but I've been struggling as well. I like writing poetry, but I'm nowhere near as talented as you are haha! Thank you for sharing this!!

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    1. Thank you bunches for your encouragement! And I must hear your poetry, because I have this instinct that it's great despite what you say!

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  3. those are so beautiful <3 I especially love the second one. i've never been good at poetry, but I appreciate it a lot. thank you for sharing!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Faith! Words are fabulous, are they not?

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  4. Poetry is somewhat difficult for me-- I don't dislike it. Lately, because, like you, I've been immersed in poetry I have a newfound respect; I feel like it's been overused a lot, and I'll only read it for two reasons: a, it's for school, and b, there are only a few authors (and bloggers) that I do see life behind their stanzas, which is something you have! Every person to their own, I suppose! ^.^

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Aw, I'm flattered that you enjoy my poetry even though you don't always like it. I understand where you're coming from. I don't read much poetry but I do find little niches that I enjoy. Thanks for the comment!

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  5. I really enjoy poetry! I don't read it much, but sometimes I just feel the need to sit down a write a poem to express myself in that beautiful art form! I should probably study other poets to get more ideas on forms though. =) Your poems are beautiful, and I hope you will post more! Do you have specific rhyming forms you like to write in?
    ~Hosanna Emily

    HavingaHeartLikeHis.blogspot.com

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    1. I feel you on this. I don't read much poetry, but sometimes it just comes out of me! I don't usually follow a strict rhyme and rhythm form, but I tend to write poetry with a regular rhythm and rhyme sequence. I couldn't label that sequence, though! Thank you for your lovely comment. :)

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  6. Hey! You commented on my blog and I came to check yours out!
    You have yourself a new follower :) Love it!

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    1. Hello new friend! I am so glad that you liked my blog! Let's be blogging buddies :)

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  7. Beautiful poetry, Hannah! I LOVE your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Award if you'd like to do it: http://completelyforhim.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-liebster-award_12.html It's a fun post to write!

    Looking forward to more of your amazing posts!

    ~Hannah
    CompletelyForHim.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I'm not sure if I'm going to do another awards post for a little bit, but we shall have to see. :) :)

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    2. Oh! I didn't see this!!! Your welcome!!! You certainly don't have to do it, but sometime in the future it's a fun post to do!!! :)

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  8. Wow your poems are really graceful. I especially love the first one!

    Noire Beau

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    1. Speaking of graceful, your blog is quite sophisticated and I can't wait to read some posts!

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