“Raina” (a poem)

Originally posted on August 13, 2013

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This poem is dedicated to a lovely “lady” I wrote about in the fall of 2011 here:

http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/raina-colette-my-very-first-college-descriptive-essay/

I was reading the poem below and the post that inspired it and a real living lady came to my mind that I would describe in the same glowing terms. She is an anointed poet named Deb. She committed herself to reading a chapter a day from each book in the Holy Bible and writing a poem and short devotion from each daily reading. Does the thought of reading through the Bible seem daunting? Why don’t you visit her blog.  Here is a link to one of her heart-stirring posts:  http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/please-stay-and-be-content/

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Scripture reference;

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 NKJV

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“Raina”  by Theresa Anne Moore

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A cquiessed to rhyme

I  n unison…for a time

N  onchalant to chime

A  classic paradigm

 

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:
http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com   They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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15 thoughts on ““Raina” (a poem)

  1. Debbie says:

    I’m so glad that you reposted this! We all need some Raina in our lives about now! And thank you for the kind intro. You are way too kind
    Love and prayers for you and yours a good weekend!

  2. mariqia says:

    Lovely poem 🙂

  3. Mari says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I am inspired to read the bible more than I’d like to admit I’ve been reading it.

    Blessings to you!

  4. Theresa, Deb’s blog had always been one of my favorite places to go to be still and be drawn to the LORD.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

    • Wendy,

      Thank you so much for sharing this comment. I just know that there are people out there who would feel the way that we do if they were to stop by there.

      I still go there sometimes, even though she isn’t posting anything new there.

      Blessings,
      Theresa

  5. a lovely poem, i believe that is an ‘acrostic’ form and one that seems very difficult to do as beautifully as you have here. just wanted to visit a bit to ty for liking a few of my recent poems, i really appreciate you reading my words. please don’t be a stranger.

    • Thank you so much for commenting. I am new to poetry. I used to write songs about 20 years ago…just a few. Then about a year or two ago I started writing a few poems. I hope to study up on the subject of poetry, and all of its forms, because I would like to learn the rules. I am never quite sure if I am doing it right.

      I really do like your poetry blog, and will hopefully be back soon. I saw that you are about to do some exciting things. I am so happy that doors are opening up for you in your poetry. You are so talented. Thank you so much for inviting me back! 🙂

      Blessings,
      Theresa

      • what an incredible write that was Theresa, the descriptive passion and imagery just jumps off the page! Bravo to you. ty for lighting the way to that ode’ to beauty, it was a wonderful way to begin the morning.

        ‘I would like to learn the rules. I am never quite sure if I am doing it right.’
        yes, you could and probably should learn about traditional poetry and it’s forms, and you could just write from your heart too. not that this novice can give any advice, but i’ve never studied poetry or even taken a single writing class. with the acceptance of free verse and now micro poetry, the form is less important than the content.

        you have an empathetic heart and very discerning eye, ingredients that cannot be taught, you own all the tools to write wonderful poetry Theresa. i wrote very early on in ‘scribbling’, it’s on ‘your favorites’ list at the top of my blog….’there is no failure, only another blank page’

  6. Thank you so much for those generous words of encouragement!

    Blessings,
    Theresa

    • I also want to thank you, “Who Could Know Then” for including it in your favorites. I just now saw that.

      We both have the same blog format…except yours is grey, and mine is purple. I will have to go to my dashboard and see if I can figure out how to make a “favorites” section. In the mean time, I will add you to my blogroll at Moore to Ponder as soon as I decide which of your posts is my favorite. If you look at my blogroll there you will find that each blog I list there is a link…..not to that blog’s home page, but to the page of a particular post that I thought was extra special. 🙂

  7. Reblogged this on Serenaded Softly and commented:

    This poem is dedicated to a fellow blogger and dear friend, Debbie Feller. She is a humble soul who shines brightly!

    • Debbie says:

      Sweet friend, you brought tears to my eyes. I feel pretty unworthy of your dedication, but am so thankful for you and your faithful friendship and love!
      Thank you and love you!
      Deb

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