Cause and Reason for a Song

No cause necessary.
Nothing was before.
No dirt needed to build.
No help from angels required.

I wonder if You said,
“Watch this. Stand back and sing
While we show you love’s first seed.
Shout for joy all you heavenly beings,
While we knit together the place
Which will receive our wonder –
This miracle of love.”

They began to sing,
Lauded Your force of Love,
“Encore,” they clapped,
Watched as You slammed
The drum of Heaven with one loud
Bang and galaxies flung
Into the vastness of nothing,
And fish swam
And birds flew
And sheep bleated
And bees buzzed

No cause needed.
Only Reason.


I wonder if you told them,
“Watch this. Stand back and sing
When Love’s seed takes hold
in the heart, in our very likeness.
Shout for joy all you heavenly beings,
When that which we knit together
Will receive the wonder,
This miracle of redemption –
Christ’s love.

The Reason for all causes.”

And they sang.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Romans 11:36

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:16-17

(Poetry and Picture, Heidi Viars, 2023
Inspired by Martin Schleske, Werk/Zeuge, January 10th)

18 responses to “Cause and Reason for a Song”

  1. Oo, such a striking image of the drum of heaven. Now my mind wants to explore the idea of God as Percussionist. (Percussionists really do have the most fun!)


    1. right??!! I can’t wait to read the notes you take on that exploration.


  2. Beautiful, Heidi – the joy of creation, emotional fireworks!

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    1. Yes. Thanks for reading, writing-friend


  3. Thanks again for something worth reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for reading, Stephen.


  4. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote Avatar
    Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote

    Glorious! ❤

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  5. Wow–now THAT is inspired poetry! MY heart began to sing for joy as I read your lines, Heidi, reveling in the immensity of God’s love that prompted Him to create the universe and provide the way of salvation. Thank you for sharing your gift of creative expression with us!

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    1. We serve a beautiful God, Nancy.

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  6. This is spectacular!

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  7. Wow!! Your writing has skyrocketed!!
    I love this.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Can you believe it … you have encouraged me for over ten years in my writing?


  8. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Worthy, indeed, Manette

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  9. “AND THEY SANG”. ALLELUIA! ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let’s keep singing, sister ❤️❤️❤️


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