O Cleft in the Rock

cleft of the rock

O Cleft in the Rock, you hide me well

when winter winds and storms compel

my mind to live in frozen lands,

or sifting snows bark harsh commands;

it’s then that, hidden, heart can cling

to den of  hibernating Spring,

where soul finds rest from Winter’s grip,

and faith finds home, where hope won’t slip.

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25 comments on “O Cleft in the Rock

  1. “and faith finds home, where hope won’t slip.” Wonderful winter shot and I love especially the last line of your equally wonderful poem! We deep-freeze without hope!
    Blessings from the land of rain… ~ Wendy

  2. adaisygarden says:

    Melody, I really needed this today. Going through some things. Also, my husband had to take me to the ER on Wednesday because of a severe migraine (I’ve had them on & off since I was 10), and Thursday I had to go back to the doctor for another shot because I was still in pain. Anyways, I so appreciate your poem. I’m going to print it out and slip it in my Bible. Thanks for sharing your gift. May the Lord bless you abundantly this weekend. 🙂

    • melodylowes says:

      Oh, oh! Migraines are so aggravating to deal with – any severe pain is. Hopefully this one is on its way out… It IS good to remember to tuck ourselves in to that cleft!

  3. lylekrahn says:

    I can certainly see why the photo inspired the poem. Nice.

  4. Robert Rife says:

    A hymn text in the making methinks.

  5. Glenda Mills says:

    I love this.where faith finds home where hope won’t slip…hidden in the cleft of the Rock, anchored and redeemed. Thanks for sharing Melody

  6. Debbie says:

    I was just thinking about hope today! I loved this and that hope won’t slip. .. God bless you and thank you!

  7. timkeen40 says:

    A poem of hope if I have ever heard one.

    Tim

  8. LOVED THIS!!! And I gave you an award from my site.

    • melodylowes says:

      Ooh, thanks Holly! How did your novel project go??

      • Finished! Not well written, or complete, but I got 50K words down. Also, working on the final edits for my second novel. So, lots of writing! Melody, I have to tell you that your website inspired me so often. Sometimes I go to it when I need to be inspired in my own writing. It always helps me.

      • melodylowes says:

        Wow – I’m very honored, Holly. I so love how this community of writers is a springboard for ideas, inspiration, challenge, hope – I have found lots to pull me onwards and upwards, too!

  9. How come some famous art gallery hasn’t snapped you up yet? or maybe they have? I feel blessed to have my own private showing in the privacy of my home. Is life good or what ?

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