The Official Writing Challenge
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I confess that I am struggling to understand this piece. The opening lines suggest that "I" is able to connect with God's majesty, through nature. As the remainder of the poem unfold, however, you seem to be saying that man can't hope to appreciate or worship God in the way that angels can. Is the "I" of this piece, an angel, then? Thought-provoking piece...
12/13/05
I also had a tough time making sense of this. I think the term "earth bound" was meant to be "earthbound" and thereby refers to the music made by trees, I guess. It also seems to refer to the music men make as inferior forms of worship to the trees and angels. Yet, God has made us to be His children, made in His image, made to bring glory to Him through our free will and our choice to love Him, accept Him, and worship Him. We are told that we will one day judge angels (1COR 6:3), and that we are not to be fooled into worshipping angels (COL 2:18). I see a free flow of creative thoughts here, but I also see a lack of accurate expression of truth.
12/15/05
I wonder what the Master's violin is?

Anyway - I guess Jesus, Creation and Angels have the inimate knowledge on how to address God, man falls short in comparison, by his attempts. (?)

Interesting to think upon! :)
12/16/05
I love the third stanza! Very powerful!

In s.1., did you mean "reigning?"

And I find the 4th stanza very compelling--an angels' view of heaven. But the last line puzzles me: how do "faces" fall on their knees?

I'll return to this poem; it's one to read slowly and to savor, like a hard butterscotch candy. Masterful use of poetic language.
12/16/05
My entry this week was rather scanty and thin on the subject of "trees" also; so, to quote one of our co-writers' critiques that I read elsewhere. "How can I tell you about your speck when I have a two-by-four boulder in my eye". But thanks for sharing.
12/17/05
There were some very visual lines in here - "creation sealed within the casings", "their extended fingers playing the harp's win" especially. Unfortunately I have not studied poetry in great depth, so cannot offer any deeper comments.
Oh, wow! I'm still thrilling to the image of nature's hands reaching to the sky with tree branch fingers. That is so 'neat'! And so many more here too. Great contrast between the heavenlies and the earthen state. I really like this a lot!
12/18/05
Reminsicent of Gerard Manly Hopkins. Especially like this line: 'Mysteries of Godís creation sealed within the casings.'Yeggy