Poem by Jack Powers

 

Psalm 139, ( Elliot House)

Birth Day – 1

When I awoke,
I didn’t know You, though You
had crafted me from dust, to flesh
and bone.
One day, in quiet sunrise, I
found You,
and in that moment knew, that I
had never been alone.

 

Birth Day – 2

How wonderful the dawning, the
magic of a sun
I’d never known.
The marvelous rush of
unchecked senses and every
new discovery each, it’s own.
Alleluia, Oh Creator!
Alleluia, Lord, my own!
Let me ever praise this sweet awareness,
Let me ever make my soul Your home.

8/29/97

 

Photography © Allison Goldin
Photography © Allison Goldin

 

Jack Powers founded Stone Soup Poetry in 1971 and hosted the series for over 30 years, publishing over 100 books and journals. He passed away in 2010. Thanks to Oddball Magazine columnist James Van Looy and Out of The Blue Gallery volunteer Laurel Lambert for recovering this poems from Jack Powers’ papers shortly after his death.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in Cambridge. Her work is a collection of spontaneous drawings from the imagination. The most common link throughout her art are the semi-recognizable creatures scattered amongst and bringing together the surrounding doodles. She is currently studying Illustration at The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

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