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.

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.


  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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