Throwing dust

Writing the poem gave the inner world
where I was focused a stronger sense of
reality, the way throwing dust on the
Invisible Man reveals his presence.

Glo Lamson

Since the business of the poet is that of “making something” it has long been natural for me to think of God as the Divine Poet, the underlying source and life in all things, seen and unseen. Poets bring the invisible before our eyes. Glo Lamson has drawn my eye in a vivid poetic way to incarnation, to both the reason and the way life is revealed – in us and in all the physical world.

We humans often speak of our need to see God, or art, or love, or one another – we believe in anything, in part, when it is rendered visible to us, even whilst understanding “blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed” – John 20.29 KJV. But the Divine Artist is a generous poet, a beneficent maker of works of art, to appeal and to reveal to all created senses. So reality becomes focused, as Glo Lamson has it, “the way throwing dust on the Invisible Man reveals his presence.”

The otherwise invisible Life is rendered visible, incarnated, in ‘adamah – divinely shaped earth: care-fully placed vivified dust.

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