“Sweet Roar” ~a Poem by Linda Willows


Lord, lift this frame, that designs me so.
My heart cannot still, it must learn to let go.

Allowance may pour through the fount of Love’s door
Yet the fray of dark days set new fires at the fore.
Pour through the flames lest none but Thy Light
Brings You close; finds my heart, tends my all through the night.

Lord, take all names that resign me, so
I can not- will not, belong to their tow.
Lift off from this frame “what tears me from you”,
Bring my heart near, bind me to your Singular Pew.

Come mark my tent with your sacred Love’s pour.
Call me out. Let Life in. I can hear sweet Love’s roar.

Bless every year, every tear that let go.
God take the frame, for my Heart is aglow.

©2012 Linda Willows

Photograph by Jorge Maiia

14 thoughts on ““Sweet Roar” ~a Poem by Linda Willows

  1. Knowing we exist through the work of some great hand (to use a word that poorly describes the wonder of creation) is a rare gift, a moment that many would rather avoid, than to think that what we do has meaning and affects all of creation ….


  2. To say yes to it all… even the tears — to bless it all… to allow the love. Very moving Linda ~ deep secrets of joyful life encompassed in your words… I can sense it. ~ Much Love dear friend ~ R


  3. So moving !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..to acept with humility ALL ……with open heart and clear soul eyes.


  4. Such a blessing these words are to me, what feelings of hope and light they evoke….I thank you from my heart!
    And I’m in love with that picture! Always stunned by your taste in photography…..


  5. “God take the frame, for the soul, it is Near.” Wow. Complete surrender to All … an acceptance, an embracing of all that makes us; and yet we are only frames to create the portrait. It is what lies deep within the heart and soul that is the true picture. This moved me deeply, and touched my core. Beautiful, my dear friend, I love this so much. ~ Love and gentle hugs, Julie xoxox


  6. It is wonderful to reach out, to feell, to embrace, and taste of so great a love that finds forever life within us. Sometimes i feel have i done enough to describe this prized treasure of mine who delights my spirit each day…but in your words my heart delights for you show the path to it for all with eyes to see. Remarkable poem Linda, and so beautiful to awaken to! Thanks for always sharing your self-less heart!


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