Today we are sharing a poem by Ruth Forman. Her poem is written in response to Psalms 1:3 and is one of the featured works at Spark and Echo Arts. Through it she hopes to exhort, encourage, and remind women that our work not only enriches ourselves but others as well, physically and spiritually.
Her Work as Worship
Whatsoever she doeth
shall be full quenching
as if God
harvested Himself this work
planted this thought
cultivated these hands
her work always sustenance for someone
and an offering
may her soul also be fed.
Ruth Forman, currently residing in Washington, D.C., has a decorated background. She is the author of three award winning books (We are the Young Magicians, Renaissance, and Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon), the recipient of a variety of awards such as the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and The Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, and she is a former teacher of creative writing with the University of Southern California and June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley.
About Spark and Echo Arts
Spark and Echo Arts, is a New York City non-profit dedicated to collaborating with artists and weekly commissioning pieces in response to every passage from the Bible. Visit Spark and Echo Arts weekly to see new featured work.
Eniola Prentice says
I love that bible verse, committing it to memory. keep up the good work 🙂
Isn’t that a wonderful passage of promise of fruitfulness to remember.
Neisha Bella says
🙂 Beautiful poem!
Indeed it is Neisha. May the works of your hands be blessed.