In a few minutes I teach a session at Greenbelt Festival on new media, blogging and the 10/24 wwwindow. I just came across an old poem I wrote in 2005 that has got buried and forgotten. Here it is again, as it comes out today.
how should we then blog?
with smile we publish glad tidings daily
with giggle we reveal our mundane humanity
with sigh we mirror the tragedies of broken people
with shout we send healing words through a keyboard
with bitten lip we offer more cheek to those who despise us
with double-take we acknowledge the publisher on the screen
with mumbling we paint mysteries with strange palette
with softened voice we offer answer from ourselves
with whisper we speak beyond ourselves
with twinkle we welcome past friends
to reawaken childhood dreams
to publish our journeys
to record our stories
to be noticed
to be heard
to point to
be heard also.
praying your presentation gives voice to many many others who also need to be heard. rock on, andrew!
Love and share the sentiments!
Peace be with you!
Thanks for your session at Greenbelt on the Emergent Church.
Thanks for a great session at Greenbelt. In about a month (I have a dissertation to finish first) I will properly set up my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.
In a similar vein to others, thanks for the two sessions, both helpful. Am exploring the dialogue of energization that could occur between the emerging and the traditional for the sake of encouraging a missional world-view in trad setting. Anyway you gave me good advice and hopefully both for the MA and for ‘ministry’ it will be helpful. Also, a good note to self to get off me …. and get blog into a sharper flow!
nice to have you in BOTH sessions – gosh – what a sucker for punishment. i am honoured . . . REALLY
moving poem! you encapsulate accurately what blogging is all about!
Love the poem…. I have been blogging for years… I just write what is in my head.
It gives me a voice…to get beyond my website http://www.redballoondays.com.au/
To let people know who I am..
Love the poem. It really speaks well of the “ethos” of your blog. As I have said before, I so like stopping by here for some refreshments.
you got some more poetry, hiding away?
very nice. thanks.