From Beat to Beat

From beat to beat, my

heart waits upon

You.  This

suspension, this

being between, this

being on the way is

your way, and so mine too:


a fall and

a firm eye fixed afar,


breathlessness and


Each beat

a prayer,

a vow,

a homily,

a silence.


12 thoughts on “From Beat to Beat

  1. jannatwrites says:

    I read this a few times. So peaceful; beautiful.

  2. diannegray says:

    This is lovely, Allen

  3. shoreacres says:

    I very much like the way you’ve used the beat of the words to emphasize the meaning of the words. Nicely done!

  4. dianerivers says:

    I, too, really appreciate how the line breaks and word choices mirror the beating of a heart. You’ve included us in your worship experience. Lovely.

  5. A breathless Sanctus. Holy indeed.

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