Glimpsing Glory (Paperback)
Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing
Cladach Publishing, 9781945099151, 112pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2020
Lawton's poetry evokes, provokes, and soaks the reader in both the earthy and the transcendent. Enter these poetic pages and let yourself feel that you are:
- musing in an old-growth Redwood forest.
- exploring an Island off the coast of Maine.
- finding hope in a wildlife-welcoming garden.
- awe-struck in a Rocky Mountain meadow.
- amazed by stars singing in the night sky
- delighting in the return of spring birds
- attending births and deaths of loved ones
- experiencing healing of painful memories
- affirming faith in the God of all creation
composed in lyrical, penetrating, sometimes-playful words, these sixty-six poems and meditative verses, varied in style, are organized into seven sections:
As the author states in the Introduction "What do I mean by 'Glory'? A taste, a flicker, a glimpse, a glimmer; a flash, a whisper, a rustling breeze; a fleeting moment that lingers on taste buds, nerve ends, rides overtones of sound, tingles with goose bumps of closeness, surprise, recognition...God is for us, with us, in us, among us; but only in the glimpses--usually coming uninvited, unexpected--are we awake to God's presence and life's mysteries and surprises...We may be awakened in momentary, sensory experiences--as the Spirit hovers over our chaos--of beauty, living things, a word spoken, thin places...These moments in which we receive glimpses of glory are worth holding and treasuring. That is my purpose in writing these poems."