I caught
a glimpse of God
in the open palm of
a street beggar and as the sun
glinted on my silver coin in his
hand silver-round like the head of
a nail I thought what I have
given you is the least
of what you
need

The prompt for Poetry Friday this week is to write a poem using the words “I spied God in…” I changed the prompt a bit…is that cheating, or poetic license?

More Poetry:
LL’s Black Box
Laura’s poem about the ocean

8 thoughts on “Random Acts of Poetry…silver coin

  • June 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm
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    Oh, just loverly, Erica :)!

    These moments always reveal Him to me as well. The least of these…

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  • June 19, 2009 at 2:21 am
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    Your words touch my heart with such imagery and emotion. And you did it with so few words.

    Looks like you and I took a similar journey with our poems.

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  • June 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm
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    simple beauty to share , and receive
    thank you

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  • June 19, 2009 at 3:46 pm
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    Poetic license is always encouraged! 🙂

    Love the coin-shape and the words.

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  • June 19, 2009 at 10:53 pm
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    Mmmm… I concur with your poetic licence, now if I take this challenge I think I will want to go with your take =) Thanks for this glimpse of God.

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  • June 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm
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    these words made me sad – the shape of them left an imprint in my soul

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