Thursday, July 20, 2023

“Quiet Soul” based on Psalm 131, by Kelly Kruse, draft no. 2

This poem is for Kelly

who paints so unafraid

it’s clear God must have made her

to dream in hues and sways


I just chewed Psalm 131

that Quiet Soul’s based on

the first time I’ve sat

with her abstract for so long


just a moment I sat there

one moment with all my gaze

though I’ve passed the painting daily

hanging in the nave


Quiet soul, weaned soul

the child at mom’s breast

there is no sweeter feeling

than a soul at rest