Fallen #writephoto

Sue Vincent's photo for her #writephoto prompt: fallen

They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, whose love for the Lord of Love has consumed every selfish desire and sense craving tormenting the heart.¹

This pair of stones once pointed tall, but now they’re near the ground. It doesn’t matter where they lay.  May our ears hear what they would say with love without a sound.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”²

¹Bhagavad Gita 2.55, Eknath Easwaran translator.
²Gospel of Mark 12:30-31, New International Version

Text: Linked to Sue Vincent’s fallen #writephoto prompt. Also linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Amaya challenges us to take two quotes from two different sources. Use one to begin the poem and the other to end it.  I might be stretching this bridge building to think I can meet both of these prompts with one post.

Photo: This is Sue Vincent’s photo provided for use with her #writephoto prompt.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

48 thoughts on “Fallen #writephoto”

  1. It’s personally awesome time that you used these two books for your poem, as the Bhagavad Gita and a verse from the Gospel of Mark were the first written accounts that were able to illuminate to me what was going on with me spiritually and how God was awakening me to His love. They were two books I first read with ears to hear and eyes to see. Thank you, Frank!

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  2. I am intrigued at how many of these bridges are built out of love. If good fences make good neighbors, bridges may make even better ones. Blessed is the person who can listen and learn from the stones. Very nice.

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  3. You have tied up sayings from the holy books of two religions seamlessly and the bridge based on the prompt works perfectly. Excellent work, Frank.

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  4. You connected that great Frank.Every religion in the world is good,but the problem arises when people begin to interpret religion in the wrong way. Great work

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