100 Day Project – Days 61 and 62

DAY 61 (July 10th, 2017)

Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Siena

Consumed in Grace

I first saw God when I was a child, six years of age.
the cheeks of the sun were pale before Him,
and the earth acted as a shy
girl, like me.

Divine light entered my heart from His love
that did never fully wane,

though indeed, dear, I can understand how a person’s
faith can at time flicker,

for what is the mind to do
with something that becomes the mind’s ruin:
a God that consumes us
in His grace.

I have seen what you want;
it is there,

a Beloved of infinite

DAY 62 (July 11th, 2017)

Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Siena

This Place of Abundance

We know nothing until we know everything.

I have no object to defend
for all is of equal value
to me.

I cannot lose anything in this
place of abundance
I found.

If something my heart cherishes
is taken away,

I just say, “Lord, what happened?”

And a hundred more appear.

My Commentary

I’ve combined these two into a single poem


There is a science to your presence
    and a practice.

The lesson must be daily met—
a small price for the schoolmaster’s gifts.

If you quit the classroom now,
how will you know which words to speak
to lift sunset’s curtain?

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.
Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being.

I started this 100 Day Project on May 11th. My project is to read a poem, and write at least one first-draft stanza inspired by that poem. I’ll post the results at www.bradseverance.com/category/100-day-project/


Both of the poems above came from Roger Housden’s for lovers of god everywhere, which you can purchase on Amazon.

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