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!
SPIRIT IS A DANCER
By Tom Emanuel
Spirit is a dancer
alive and free,
a singer bursting into Song—
and driving those
who dress in tweed and corduroy
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
we’ve appointments to keep with
Time and Sorrow!”
But she’s too busy singing
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?