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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: The Poet's Prayer
By Linda Watson Owen
05/23/07


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With pen in hand I pour my hungering heart
Into the bosom of Thy glorious mind,
And wait in blessed stillness, Breath sublime,
For words Thy Holy Spirit will impart.

So often I have nestled at Thy feet
And in the silence of Thy presence bowed.
I lift my humble thanks that I’m allowed
To write the words You’d have this pen repeat.

Your instrument is all I seek to be,
A cleansed and willing servant for my Lord.
Your pleased and loving smile is my reward
For helping build a kingdom fit for Thee.

Almighty Father, Spirit, Son Divine,
Come fill my heart and soul with all that’s Thine.


Acts 17:28 KJV
“For in Him we live, and move, and have our being;
as certain also of your own poets have said….”

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The sonnet is a form of poetry that has been used by many of the world's great literary masters. Although rhyme schemes may differ, sonnets are most usually made up of fourteen lines in iambic pentameter (ta dum, ta dum, ta dum, ta dum, ta dum). William Shakespeare used iambic pentameter extensively in his poems and plays because he believed it to be the rhythm most similar to common English speech patterns. Although the sonnet form is not used as much in contemporary poetry, the lyrical beauty of the rhyme and rhythm is truly ageless.


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Pat Guy 05/24/07
This is so beautiful! It truly is.
Dixie Phillips 05/24/07
This was absolutely beautiful! It just melted my heart. I was so moved by it. EXCELLENT!
Maxx .05/24/07
very well done. Thank you!
Rhonda Clark 05/26/07
Beautiful. Wonderful prayer.
Jacquelyn Horne05/27/07
Beautiful poet's prayer.
dub W05/28/07
Beautiful, I love and appreciate the work in a sonnet, it is by far the perfection of poetry. You have captured the Master's touch.
Benjamin Graber05/29/07
Lovely prayer in sonnet form... I was able to pray along with this, having the same desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit as I write.
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/29/07
I say thank you for a truly wonderful poem and add my Amen to your prayer.