Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Mihaela Pirjol Writes A Personal Lord's Prayer - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

this is a Lord's Prayer
written in heartfelt beauty
in frail pale humanity
falling upon blood knees
scar pain affliction joy
sorrow soaring belief
suppressed human spirit
which though compressed
crushed must faith rise
upon salvation wings prayer

to transcend human frailty
gullibility weakness apathy
tormenting doubts then enflamed
find rebirth regeneration
in heaven raised flight
vanishing into an eternity
radiating creation enlightened
in encompassing chrysalis rapture


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: prayer


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in September 2015 on the 18.9.2015.
Inspired by the poem 'Encountering God' by Mihaela Pirjol.
Dedicated to Mihaela Pirjol.

Comments about Mihaela Pirjol Writes A Personal Lord's Prayer by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • Terry Craddock (9/22/2015 4:32:00 PM)


    I was gone from writing for a few months over Winter and will possibly not have time to write much until Summer, so at present I have mainly written only a few reactionary pieces to a few of the poems I have read, about six, the majority were inspired by your recent poems. It is beautiful to read good verse and drift and buzz in poetic spaces in the mind. Giving back to art is a beautiful thing, Christopher Marlowe wrote 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' and Sir Walter Ralegh wrote 'The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd'. I like these poetic conversations, the way sometimes poems interact with former writings. Thus the chance to write and the rarer chance to reply, is deeper layers of depth and appreciation within languages of verse. Your poems give me joy and the world needs more joy, there are so many styles and ways to express thought, your expression often suits my moods when I have a chance to rest and relax Mihaela; power to your pen. (Report) Reply

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  • Mihaela Pirjol (9/22/2015 5:23:00 AM)


    Thank you, Terence. I am glad that once again my poems inspire more creativity. A great composition! (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (9/21/2015 9:47:00 PM)


    What a breathtaking poem! In the physical sense: I read it outloud and the rhythm made me speed up and run out of breath, and in a spiritual sense that's appropriate because breath is spirit and Mihaela, you, I gave our breath to the Spirit. I had an uncanny feeling of ascent as I read this and I read it three times, the last two times out loud and both tines it was so reassuring to come to rest on those last three words ENCOMPASSING CHRYSALIS RAPTURE. This is what I consider religious poetry: passionate, untrammeled, visionary, universal. I love your parenthetical image too - I'm closing my eyes now to let the image shape itself. This is the perfect end of a day in the life of.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 18, 2015


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