A Label is Impossible with Mere Words

A tree, dead and dying in the barren landscape next to a lake which reflects the glory that once was the tree
The silhouette of a woman exept instead of being compossed of dark space, the silhouette is filled with forest

Just a woman. Just an artist. Just a poet. Just a writer. Just me.

I’m ceded—I’ve stopped being Theirs—
The name They dropped upon my face
With water, in the country church
Is finished using, now,
And They can put it with my Dolls,
My childhood, and the string of spools,
I’ve finished threading—too-
Baptized, before, without the choice,
But this time, consciously, of Grace—
Unto supremest name—
Called to my Full—The Crescent dropped—
Existence’s whole Arc, filled up,
With one small Diadem.
My second Rank—too small the first—
Crowned—Crowing—on my Father’s breast—
A half unconscious Queen—
But this time—Adequate—Erect,
With Will to choose, or to reject,
And I choose, just a Crown-
~ Emily Dickinson

I used to worry about the labels others placed on me… until I realized my limitations weren’t coming from their labels, but from my own.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

“God can and will break the labels that have held you hostage.”   ~ Craig Groeschel, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are

“Looking at art is one way of listening to God.” ~ Sister Wendy Beckett  

“A hunger for beauty is at its heart a hunger for God.” ~ Michael Card

“I want to suggest to you that the day of the artists has come. That there are things about symbols and the genuine indirectness of art with integrity that can speak into a lost and stuck imagination. We are awakening the imagination of people who have become cynical about the old ‘grand stories’ that have done so much harm.” ~ Graham Cray

Please feel free to visit the About page of my main blog, Write Out of the Darkness, if you would like to know more.


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