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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: In and Out (04/30/09)

TITLE: His Breath
By Mona Purvis
05/01/09


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It's not how He makes it;

it's more how He saves it.

There comes the point of

softening; the glass sags.

He must save it from itself.

Once again into the fiery furnace

where tremendous heat melts hardness.

The glass-blower with his snow-white hair

swings and rotates the molten glass into shape.

With precision and wisdom He makes ready the piece

for His service; no cracks nor fractures will He neglect.

Each creation is unique; from sand He molds and shapes

and using nothing more than His breath He fashions each

of the finished vessels for service, beautiful to the Creator.

He adds color, marvelous color, as The Artist and returns

the piece to the furnace; the color takes and becomes one.

With tenderness and devotion, He takes time to work each

masterfully; His design is premeditated and purposeful.

Gathering the glass like honey, He delights with such

pleasure as He molds and makes a new creation.

His hands supply Grace as into the heat He

takes it, and Mercy as out it comes.

He smiles; for it is good.

It is finished.



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Lollie Hofer 05/07/09
Beautiful! Quite lovely, complete with an artsy flair. Good thoughts of a wonderful and attentive creator.
Bryan Ridenour05/10/09
Beautifully written and I like the artwork! Nicely done.
Loren T. Lowery05/12/09
A beautiful vessel containing a beautiful words with an inspired message. Great job - the structure of your poem actually looked like breath had been blown into it.
Eliza Evans 05/12/09
Visual all the way. :)
A delight to read.
"Gathering the glass like honey" Perfect.
Creative and lovely.
Yvonne Blake 05/12/09
Beautiful! ...and so creative! Well done
Shelley Ledfors 05/12/09
Wow. This creative piece is really lovely, both in content and form. Well done!
Karlene Jacobsen 05/12/09
Oooohhh this is cool! I love how you created the shape of a vase with your poetry; it's so fitting with the message woven into the words.
WOW!
Chely Roach05/12/09
Amazing! I absolutely loved this. Beautiful poetry. Very creative entry, and superbly executed! Awesome.
Betty Castleberry05/13/09
I'm always amazed at people who can take a written piece and turn it into visual art. This is beautifully written, too.
Janice Fitzpatrick05/13/09
Just beautiful! Being an aritist I appreciated the visual design displayed through your words. You have such a gift! God bless you and thank you for writing this. It was inspiring. :0)
Dee Yoder 05/13/09
"It's not how He makes it;
it's more how He saves it."

That opening line says it all, doesn't it? Simply wonderful analogy! Beautiful to read and to view.
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/13/09
Beatiful poem--beautiful presentation--beautiful message. Well done.
Joshua Janoski05/14/09
This is one of those pieces that is beautiful all by itself, but getting to "see" it take shape as well just adds that much more flair. Very creative!
Pat Guy 05/27/09
Beautiful from beginning to end. Each and every word. A delight to the heart.