Motet

Photography by Amaya Engleking

Green kelp sweeping
Fingers of the supernal hand
Brother keeping
Corialis stir of shoreland
Sea leak seeping
We become sun on salt and sand
Brother keeping
We become every fault of man.

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©2018, Amaya Engleking

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17 comments

  1. Harry Miller · 29 Days Ago

    This one is very compact, jabbing, and exquisite.

  2. Singledust · 29 Days Ago

    beautiful photo Amaya and the words were thought provoking. hope all is well with you.

    • Gospel Isosceles · 25 Days Ago

      I’m pleased to hear from you, Gina. I have been busy but it makes my day to come on here and see some love from some of my favorite writers. Your words carry me, they do. And I hope you are writing and contemplating and enjoying some good company every once in awhile.

      • Singledust · 25 Days Ago

        so good to hear and read you too Amaya. I can imagine how busy you are with the family and so I admire mother who can write and squeeze that time in to be creative. Thank you for your kindness to me that is very uplifting to me. I have been getting better at writing recently, not as much as before but starting. And yes my kids have been very good company as well as friends who really care. Wishing you and your family much joy and peace.

  3. Lona Gynt · 29 Days Ago

    What do we become? yes, I am afraid we do become every fault… but oh, that glorious sun and salt and sand. We may strive to be brother’s keepers, to be holy, we still need help. This rolls like the gentle tide in your picture, and look at those racing footprints!! Be well my friend.

    • Gospel Isosceles · 25 Days Ago

      All the help we can get! Thank you for noticing the prints too. I will try, friend. Your words — all these comments — make me want some salt of the earth.

  4. Brendan · 29 Days Ago

    You got it. We stand at the ruined shore, giving thanks for the water’s surviving sound and grieving. The pic nails the echo in place.

    • Gospel Isosceles · 22 Days Ago

      Whoa, Brother-who-speaks-Sea, thank you for saying so. “Water’s surviving sound.” Yes!

  5. pvcann · 29 Days Ago

    sure resonates – speaks into my world view

  6. Peter Notehelfer · 28 Days Ago

    How close lie within us the keeping and the breaking . . . Love the picture; Love the verse!

  7. Diana · 28 Days Ago

    I love the mood you achieve with this, dear Amaya. The sun is blinding, dazzling my vision … yet after my eyes clear your last line remains with me…

    • Gospel Isosceles · 22 Days Ago

      I don’t know if we understand the whole of what it means to love our neighbor. By doing so we may be set back (from our perspective) so as to be reduced to a grain of sand. I hope to catch a glimpse of the Other perspective, for how else may we justify it in this lifetime, should we choose to actually and truly have compassion for our fellow man?

  8. blindzanygirl · 27 Days Ago

    Dazzling

  9. racheltejas · 27 Days Ago

    Reblogged this on Rachel Murane and commented:
    One of the loveliest, more complex poems I’ve read in a long time. Thank you thank you for sharing your abundant gifts and vision.

    • Gospel Isosceles · 22 Days Ago

      To see my favorite writer sharing my verse. You made my whole week, Rachel. xoxo

  10. saynotoclowns · 15 Days Ago

    I love that photo – I feel like I have paused the most wonderful music video and your intriguing words bounce around my mind in the quiet of late night here.

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