Five Minute Friday: Song

Five Minute Friday again with Lisa Jo and her “flash mob” of writers. The word is “Song.” I took longer than five minutes, mostly because I wanted to give you the links to the song and the poem.

The Innocence Mission sings a song called “Going Away,” which in one spot says: “I would like to sing you a song in the morning / Walk you to the car, when you’re going where you’re going . . . ” And I love that lyric, and it launches me to a Dylan Thomas poem:

. . . time allows
In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs
Before the children green and golden
Follow him out of grace.

So few, such morning songs. The song is always a going away song, and each morning is an arrival and a going away, both. “Morning” transforms to “mourning.”

And yet we have the promise that it will transform back again, that for us, who are in Christ, when we’re going where we’re going, He’ll be singing over us the song of the Morning Star for His beloved.

So that, while we may follow time out of grace, we walk into a new grace with every-morning-new mercies.

So that we shall be green and golden children still, having gone to the light of the Morning-without-night, having bid goodbye to the goodbyes, having gone away from the going away.

That song, in that morning, will be a good song indeed.

Thanks, Lisa-Jo!

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