Photo of a saw cutting painted wood.
Photo 2002; prayer, 2014 by Danny N. Schweers, http://www.photoprayer.com/
The Bible reading in many churches on Sunday, March 30, 2014, was from the Gospel of John, chapter 9, verses 1–41, in which Jesus heals a blind man on the Sabbath. My father’s favorite saying came to mind. Then the challenge was making it into a prayer.
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Dennis wrote: Excellent!
Bill wrote: Great poem! Thanks. A suggestion: some of us liked it better when the words were below the photo, not on it. But it’s your art, so do what you are inspired to do.
Ellyn Hutton wrote: I feel so lucky to be a part of these musings. You are a great talent. Thank you, thank-you, thank-you. Thanks to your dad, too! Here is my poem. To send it, I had to stop the voice that tells me it’s not up to par with what you write, but it is what it is…
We have a choice, they say.
To choose happiness or grief
Beyond the dark clouds
Reveals the long time sun
The blue limitless sky
Breathe, the earth chants
Yes, says the wind in agreement
Whooshing its response,
Beyond the grey is the clearing
Inflate the curved edges
The sun winks through
The parting wafts of cotton
Ahh, yes, freedom….
Pat wrote: Very thought provoking, nostalgic and clever. Enjoying all of your gifts.
Donna wrote: Very cool pix. Intriguing. What is it, Danny???
Theresa wrote: Danny, love this shot… and, the play on words! Would like to know more about where it was taken. Another image demonstrating that you’re like a lion… always on the prowl… never missing an opportunity to “capture!”
Patricia wrote: And my father was a carpenter; always loved that he could make something out of seemingly nothing. It is interesting to see what talents people are given and how they use them.
Lynn wrote: Judging from your recent photo prayer, I thought you’d appreciate the attached list of paraprosdokians.
The Author Replies:
Bill likes the words below the photo. I sometimes do as well and am still tweaking the format.
My favorites from Lynn’s list of paraprosdokians are:
“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”
“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.”