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Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Timewalk

Below is a prayer-poem I wrote on 10/17/2017.  It could be used as a call to worship, pastoral prayer, adapted for multiple readers, supplemented by projected images…


Timewalk
the sound I’ve heard before of countless leaves
crunching under directionless feet
the sight of now exposed branches, a calendar
the transporting smells carried into my nostrils,
carrying me back to distant days, younger walks
the foretaste of nutmeg and buttered crumbles
that are as close as the church parking lot
the feel of time moving, time passing, time pressing

I don’t know how it was big enough to hold it all
that chipmunk who came to rest
for long moments on a nurse log
attracting my senses
it had far more to do than me, much more vulnerable, much more at risk
still, it had all the time in the world
and time enough to spare for me


© Rev. Kevin Goldenbogen, 2017

Kevin Goldenbogen is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ serving Charlotte Congregational Church in northwestern Vermont. He skis, runs, bakes bread, rides a red Vespa, and tries every day to follow Jesus. He is married to the perfect woman and has two boys who he loves beyond words.

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