“Evaluating”

When I read this poem, I discovered the beginning reminded me of Ecclesiastes 3 — the endless cycles of time. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon seems almost coldly analytical, but we can also detect undercurrent of pain. Because of pain, we can wish to be coldly analytical, but no logic — no amount of wisdom — allows us to avoid being human.

In Ecclesiastes Solomon explains how approached life as an experiment. He realized almost too late how foolish he had been. He knew God. In his dreams, God had spoken to him. God had given him wisdom. Nonetheless, Solomon’s pride drove him to seek an answer for life within himself. Ecclesiastes tells the story of his failure and the lesson he learned.

It seems strange that we attribute Ecclesiastes and Proverbs with the same man who wrote the Song of Solomon. Yet within this poem we see that same dichotomy. What begins with the grim logic of time ends with the demands of love.

"Ye Shall Know Me by My Fruits"

ARTWORK BY Michelle Antwell… bog, TELL ME ABOUT IT

thenearnessofyou

 

History repeats itself…

 

Life rarely gives you a break…

 

Time rolls on its regiment tic-tocks,

And seasons bear and blossom their seeds…

 

But Love,

Love demands metamorphosis at every curve,

New dealing of events,

Circular equation and flowering;

It bends but follows its geometry closely

While everything that beats within,

That weighs, that renders salvation and willows

Softly

Has to listen

Then crawl on sacred ground.

View original post

2 thoughts on ““Evaluating”

Comments are closed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Twenty First Summer

Thoughtful. Positive. Relevant.

Dr. Luis C. Almeida

Christian College Professor

Settled In Heaven Blog

A text & video blog striving to honor Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through Bible lessons, devotionals, Sunday School studies and small group studies.

praythroughhistory

Heal the past. Free the present. Bless the future.

Dr. Lloyd Stebbins

Deliberate Joy

I Refuse To Follow Your Blog

Stop being a follower!!!

Lillie-Put

The place where you can find out what Lillie thinks

He Hath Said

is the source of all wisdom, and the fountain of all comfort; let it dwell in you richly, as a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life

partneringwitheagles

WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE OF THESE ENDS (LIFE,LIBERTY,AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS) IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, AND TO INSTITUTE A NEW GOVERNMENT...

Defining the Narrative

Discussing the Soul of America

PUMABydesign001's Blog

“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.

John Liming.Blog

Politics, Opinions And General Discourse

nebraskaenergyobserver

The view from the Anglosphere

Freedom Through Empowerment

Taking ownership of your life brings power to make needed changes. True freedom begins with reliance on God to guide this process and provide what you need.

Necessary and Proper

Returning to common sense in America

bluebird of bitterness

The opinions expressed are those of the author. You go get your own opinions.

Pacific Paratrooper

This WordPress.com site is Pacific War era information

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

Life: the time God gives you to determine how you spend eternity

altruistico

People Healing People

THE RIVER WALK

Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

The Ancients

Awakening From Adam's Sleep

Silence of Mind

Where God Speaks and Creation Listens

My Daily Musing

With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample our enemies. Psalms 109:13

atimetoshare.me

My Walk, His Way - daily inspiration

Nickel Boy Graphics

Comic Strips (Some Funny, Some Serious)

Rudy u Martinka

What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom

Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

The Life Project

Finding Clear and Simple Faith

In My Father's House

"...that where I am you may be also." Jn.14:3

cookiecrumbstoliveby

Life through the eyes of "cookie"

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture." ColorStorm

Deo Vindice

The Great Commission, The Great Experiment, Virginia and my musings

%d bloggers like this: