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SPIRIT IS A DANCER… This Week at UCCW


“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” --Martha Graham


This Sunday, as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, our attention is drawn once again to the many ways in which the Spirit is dancing through our lives, our community, and our world. In that spirit (pun intended), I offer this poem in the style of Emily Dickinson. Enjoy!


Blessin's, --Tom


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SPIRIT IS A DANCER

By Tom Emanuel


Spirit is a dancer

alive and free,

a singer bursting into Song—

unexpectedly—


irritating neighbors

and driving those

who dress in tweed and corduroy

to close


their windows and lock

their shutters tight:

“Doesn’t she know it’s the middle

of the night?


We’ve got to get up for

work tomorrow—

we’ve appointments to keep with

Time and Sorrow!”


But she’s too busy singing

to invest

much time in Time, who’s only

a suggestion—at best—


and she’ll go right on singing, yes

go right on dancing too,

and she’ll go on believing

—and what else could she do—


until we’ve joined her in the street

and thrown away our books,

‘cos if you dance like no one’s watching

—someone—might just look.



QUESTIONS FOR THE MONTH: Where do you sense the Holy Spirit at work in your life? In this community? How is God inviting us to change and grow together?

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