Saturday, 19 March 2011

Be still


Hayly Westenra from Christchurch (her last name Dutch)sings amazing grace at the Christchurch memorial service




Be still
Be still, hear the hope rise

Our hearts bleed
Men lost so much
but deep in our soul
a seed has been planted
nourished by the power of love
strengthened with iron
by the need to stand tall

From the rubble of our lives
a flower will appear
Freely giving its beauty
spreading a sweet scent
Velvety petals of dreams
Softening the fall of tears

Be still, hear the hope rise

marja

11 comments:

  1. What beautiful words, Marja, and thank you for posting the song, which I'd missed hearing. It's so moving. My prayers and love are still very much with you all.

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  2. Spine chillingly beautiful Marja. Thank you.

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  3. Hayley has the voice of an angel.

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  4. This young girl has such an amazing voice! Powerful!

    And love your poem! "Be still, hear the hope rise..." lingers so beautifully!

    Namaste

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  5. Lovely poem, Marja. So touching.

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  6. Marja, what a stirring song. Amazing Grace is one of my favorites and I’ve heard its rendition in many different forms. This was sung particularly sweetly in memory of lives lost during a particularly horrible event. Your poem (and the flower) expresses so well the resilience of life and the drive not only to survive but thrive. Thanks for sharing these meaningful moments in your world.

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  7. A superb song to turn to in times of trial. Oh Marja, my heart just can't stop breaking for Japan.

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  8. Just excellent in all respects! Best wishes.

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  9. Her voice and your words brought tears to my eyes. How lovely and hopeful your words are. How lovely and powerful her voice!

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  10. You always touch the heart with your words. Dreams certainly soften the tears! Beautiful.

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  11. Wonderful words,Marja and you find always the right words!The video of Hayley is fantastic!

    Groetjes;Steffi

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