“Not What” by Mary Jo Malo
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S2 E7: “Not What” by Mary Jo Malo

Welcome to Poetry in the Evening.  I am on a nature walk along the Vancouver Seawall with a poem by Mary Jo Malo.  

Please join me in reciting “Not What” by poet, Mary Jo Malo.

Not What” by Mary Jo Malo

Who spoke into being

lily, sparrow,

redwood tree

and galaxies?

Who lavishes light

upon our eyes

and deepens shadow

for rest at night?

Who cries out wisdom,

the way of love?

Who liberates 

the heart with law?

Who calls each one

by our secret name

that none but Him

has ever heard?

Who is and has

the first and last? 

Not what, but who.

Undying Word

Photography and Poetry Recitation by Rebecca Budd

Music by Emily Rubye “Never” #Epidemic Sound


Location:  Vancouver Seawall, Vancouver, British Columbia

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