100 Day Project – Days 69 and 70

DAY 69 (July 18th, 2017)

Saint Augustine
Saint Augustine

You are the mystery (excerpt)

    you are the mystery that
is placed upon the Lord’s table.
You receive the mystery that is
To that which you are,
you will respond,

DAY 70 (July 19th, 2017)

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ

Drink My Wine (Logion 108, The Gospel of Thomas)

Jesus said,

Drink my wine
you will become me
I will become you
and all that is hidden
you will see
with your own eyes.

My Commentary

I’ve combined these two into a single poem


Do not sorrow
for the loss of this world and its lessons.

The birds and rabbits,
cats and dogs,
sisters and brothers all,
affectionately taught you to eat and clean,
prepare for winter,
and please your master.

Does it matter what you were taught?
Must you tread the same illusory path as your progenitors?

What’s plain is plain.
What’s obvious unseen.
This body,
this world
are not real.

And you are not alone who sees it.
This, too, is just another
of your parents’ fables.

Cleanse yourself
and true friends will drink with you.

Even now, they wait patiently at the table—
the wine poured in silver goblets.

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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