328. Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

We are mosaics–
pieces of light,
glued together
and music
and words.
~Anita Krizzan


Wordsmiths we are, we who pen our thoughts and feelings upon the page, scribes who search the depths of our hearts to share the terrors in our “dark nights of the soul” and the heights of ecstasy in our glad times and victories for if we touch such things in others, we connect in our vulnerable sameness, grief is halved and joys doubled. The artist who paints upon a canvas or sketches on paper does the same with the images he/she creates as does the musician who marks notes upon a staff. The creative urge is deeply rooted in the human soul, and our yearning to bring what’s inside to the surface is a way of getting to know God, our Creator, for we are, after all, made in His image.

This is what God the Lord says–the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it… Isaiah 42:5  ✝

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!

16 thoughts on “328. Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

  1. Pingback: 328. Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth | Sacred Touches

  2. Natalie,your post is one of the most intense posts I have ever read ! Superb quote and verses,fabulous collage and prose ! You have managed to put all your wisdom in this post,you are, after all, made in His image …
    Most inspirational post ! hugs and ♥♥♥ , Doda xxx


  3. Yes, the creative urge is truly deep–it first appears a bit timid, then it floods forth with the pure raw emotion of flourish, flight and fancy—love the image of course—but love the reflection most as it speaks to the human need to communicate—with not merely one another, but with our Heavenly Creator and Father. . .to celebrate the real joie de vivre!!! huge hugs—cookie


    • I think in the beginning we are a bit afraid of putting our words on paper for fear of what others might think or say, but as you say we have this need to get it out if for no other reason than to glorify the Lord. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂


  4. Anita Krizzan’s poem is amazing… and of course, I love Wordsworth’s quote 😉 MERCI NATHALIE

    ce Partage,
    ce Bonheur,
    c’est la beauté du Seigneur!


    • Merci beaucoup, Cher. I love her poem too, and yes Wordsworth is always a good choice. The passage I sent you the other day was from Lines Written Above Tintern Abbey. It was the first poem of his I ever read and I loved it from the start. Hugs and love, N 🙂 ❤

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