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Arts & Essays: Music & Poetry

  • Written By: Marye Trim
    May 29, 2021

    Two Words

    I believe. Easy to say, harder to practise / unless there is a fire ablaze within, a passion / to follow on a route of faith with resolution.
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  • Written By: Alita Byrd
    May 20, 2021

    The Sacred and the Sublime: Composer...

    The music of Adventist composer James Lee III, including works inspired by prophetic visions in Daniel and Revelation and other biblical themes, has...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    May 07, 2021

    A Story of Birds

    Fluttering wings and beak with dew-kissed leaf — / an awesome sight when God remembered Noah. / On desert sand in shade of juniper, depressed Elijah...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    April 16, 2021

    Funeral

    Then do not sorrow, / for he who wakes the lily and the rose / the resting place of each believer knows.
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  • Written By: Don Williams
    April 07, 2021

    A Brokenhearted Elegy

    There was no one there to say a few words / over the place you finally found rest. / Here is the elegy I wish your mother had heard. / It might have...
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  • Written By: Olive J. Hemmings
    April 02, 2021

    To Restore Humanity Lost — The Third...

    This is the story of humanity / yearning to be free / from hate and fear and hostility.
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  • Written By: Soraya Safavid
    April 02, 2021

    By the Boats of Magdala

    The first time I saw your son was at the docks. / Hands scarred, even then, by the nails / he drove through wood — a cruel trade / for a man now...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    April 02, 2021

    Recognition

    She looked through a veil of tears to see / the one who spoke to her tenderly. / Nail scarred feet and outstretched hand / her seeking heart could...
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    March 26, 2021

    Shabbat

    Only they who know the harbour master find its peace / and are renewed to sail again to oceans of infinity.
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  • Written By: Marye Trim
    March 05, 2021

    Reminder to the Wise

    They warned / of punishment and penalty, of exile, / and of a Sovereign Lord who could and would restore, / leading with cords of human kindness, /...
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