“….and why did you throw that old rag over us?”




Lenten Journey – Day 10
Biblical Scripture: Romans 4:1-12 Open Invitation to Join Terri from
Cloaked Monk


2-Mar-12: Romans 4:1-12

. 6 So also David speaks of the blessedness of those to whom God reckons righteousness apart from works:

7 “Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;

8 blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not reckon sin.”


“….and why did you throw that old rag over us?”



All critters and unfolk slumped and flumped all on the peak

All legs and arms and noses and ears and even Old Crookeye

All folded and rolled and tolled over in moan and bone to seek

All dear earned rest in best friend breasts no more toned to cry


“Hey, what ho, what hey?  What smothers and covers our many colors?”

“Hey, what now, what bow did drop this one cover over us?”

“Rest now, peace now, sweet now of new found right with no dolors”

“Rest now, peace now, sweet now,” did chirrup winged ones in shush.


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. becca givens
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 02:18:29

    with blessedness, we shall:

    “Rest now, peace now, sweet now,” did chirrup winged ones in shush.

    • granbee
      Mar 03, 2012 @ 22:39:08

      Becca, so very pleased to have you join in the blessed feeling I myself had when reviewing those very same lines! Chirruppy so peacefully with you on this Lenten Journey!

  2. cottonbombs
    Mar 03, 2012 @ 14:01:57

    Rose! This poem sings in a voice that can be shared by everyone everywhere. It is so colorful it is colorless. A quick aria for the voiceless. The black in the night, the white in a snowstorm. Keep hitting the high notes, Rose.

    • granbee
      Mar 03, 2012 @ 22:40:38

      Oh, Peter, you have me so excited upon receiving you comment here! To know that this post can reachm everyone everywhere is my dearest desire in writing on this blog! It would be impossible to tell you how much I appreciate your extremely useful and constant feedback!

  3. lscotthoughts
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 06:20:50

    “Rest now, peace now, sweet now of new found right with no dolors” What a lovely line, Rose, and this journey you’re taking us on is also truly a blessing~

    • granbee
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 23:50:04

      Oh, Lauren, bless you for choosing that line to emphasize in your comments! This is exactly what I am doing just now in my own Lenten Journey! So very pleased your are blessed on our critterly journey together!

  4. eof737
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 10:41:01

    Blessed be all who welcome strangers as neighbors… 🙂

    • granbee
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 23:50:59

      Yes, indeed blessed are those who provide hospitality to strangers. Angels unawares, you know! Thank you for bringing out this point in your helpful feedback. dear eof737!

  5. cloakedmonk
    Mar 04, 2012 @ 11:45:01

    I was going to say exactly what Becca said! How nice and a beautifully lovely line.

    • granbee
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 23:52:01

      Bless you, dear, dear Terri! You are SUCH a source of encourgagement with your daily comments here! Yes, that line is very special to my souljourney, as well!

  6. Jennifer Vidal
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 21:30:35

    Dear Granbee, I tried to do it but found it too difficult. I will just keep on reflecting on your reflection of the verses, instead; which I enjoy doing. Blessings!

    • granbee
      Mar 05, 2012 @ 23:53:04

      Jennifer, whatever brings you blessings in the way of any type of Lenten Journey is what you need to keep doing! So very pleased these posts here are a joy to you!

  7. willowdot21
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 03:55:05

    “Rest now, peace now, sweet now,” did chirrup winged ones in shush. I love they way you speak my language! I love this lenten way .xxx

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