Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Author Explains His Poem, Joy's Birthing,

The poem, Joys Birthing, gives hope that God is available and listening to our prayers for help. I wrote it with the hope that others will be inspired to turn to the Lord God in their desperate hour. It is in my book of poems, Beyond These Dark Lands Are Edges of Joy, Words of Comfort And Hope.

TITLE
The title focuses on the beginning of joy, and it makes you consider how joy starts in your life. It may seem redundant to use both the word, "birthing" and the phrase, "starting point," but a birth must have a starting point. I hoped the title would create interest so you would read the poem to see how you can start finding joy.

STRUCTURE
All the poems in this book look like free verse, but I use some structure to give them a flow. In this poem, the majority of the lines are five syllables long except for some that are shortened for emphasis. The first nine lines make a declaration that
"Joy
Is born in the muck
Of the lowly heart."
Lines 10 through 19 turns the poem to God who
"...Hears the cry
Illustration for the Poem Joy's birthing
From The Book,
Beyond These Dark Lands
Are Edges of Joy
© A.E. Dozat 2018
Of the broken and
The helpless ones."
The final section lines 20 through 28, brings God and the humble man together saying that,
"God rewards their plea
And does for them
What they can't do..."
The four syllable couplet is shorter than the lines before it, this gives it emphasis. The last lines are a celebration of God's generosity of provision.

MEANING
The poem not only says that you can begin to have joy; but that God is the source of your joy if you will be humble to admit your need and come to him.

ILLUSTRATION
The illustration is a road winding through grassy hills and beside the road is a sheep to illustrate the humility needed to come to God.

SCRIPTURE
The footnote to the poem is the scripture, "Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up." James 4:10

This poem gives hope to anybody that joy and God's grace is available to all- no matter how downtrodden they are.  You can read it in its entirety when you order your copy, use the button below.


Beyond These Dark Lands
Are Edges of Joy,
Words of Comfort and Hope
Poems by A.E. Dozat © 2018
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© Adron 5/29/18

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