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The God who… 12 poems on Hebrew verbs

Partly inspired by my Hebrew studies, I’m going to write 12 poems inspired by 12 Hebrew verbs. 

Each has a few notes on the Hebrew word for each poem that inspired me.

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A woman's bare feet standing on bronze coloured sand with words over the top: "The God who stands (a poem)" Faith in Grey Places The God who stands (a poem) June 26, 2022 - I stand before the God who stands, Beyond the reach of shifting sands.
Close up of lots of grain spilling into a basket. Words: the God who provides. Faith in Grey Places The God who provides (a poem) July 3, 2022 - Command the birds in the time of famine, 
Appoint a sympathiser in the time of oppression,
Low sunlight in the background lighting up a flower in the foreground. Text over the top: The God who shines (a poem) The God who shines (a poem) July 10, 2022 - You favour alights upon us, And we shine with your likeness.
Large criss-crossing wooden beams lit up by sunlight. Text over the top: The God who builds. Faith in Grey Places The God who builds (a poem) July 17, 2022 - Please build me, Lord, a house of joy Where I can cradle afternoons
Picture of lightning light up clouds orange over still waters with an island on the left. Text over the top: The God who gives his voice (a poem). Faith in Grey Places The God who gives his voice (a poem) July 24, 2022 - Thunder erupts and the heavens reverb Like a shattering nerve To the base of the earth.
Picture of night sky with purple tint, showing stars and galaxies. Words over the top: The God who creates (a poem). Faith in Grey Places. The God who creates (a poem) July 31, 2022 - What was not, becomes. The null acquires meaning.
A black bird perches in a ruined stone window opening as the morning light falls on the stones; in the distance mist covers the hills. Words over the top "The God who ceases (a poem)" Faith in Grey Places The God who ceases (a poem) August 8, 2022 - Count the calendar you have curated, Claim the completion of all you created.
Close up of a person's fingers holding a lump of clay about to shape it. Text over the top: The God who forms (a poem). Faith in Grey Places The God who forms (a poem) August 29, 2022 - That he would craft such little things From such a fragile, brittle means.
Heavenly picture of the bright morning sun over the sea with pale blue skies and wispy white clouds, and birds flying overhead. Text over the top: The God who sits (a poem). Faith in Grey Places The God who sits (a poem) September 4, 2022 - Did you know, there is a throne High above this wandering world?
Outside drive of Windsor castle with a pink blossom tree in the foreground. Text over the top: The God who commands (a poem). Faith in Grey Places The God who commands (a poem) September 12, 2022 - I’m not surprised That the life well-lived Is one where command meant something.
Small ceramic goblet filled with wine on a wooden platform. Text over the top: The God who saves (a poem). Faith in Grey Places The God who saves (a poem) September 18, 2022 - You are the architect of destination, Terraforming eternity into a new expanse
Bright orange lily lit up against a black background. Text over the top: The God who reigns (a poem) Faith in Grey Places The God who reigns (a poem) September 25, 2022 - In the days before, The shroud of earth and stone Proclaimed each successor To assume the throne.
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