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Violet Nesdoly

About this Christian Poet:
Violet Nesdoly lives in Surrey, B.C. with her husband, and is the mother of two adult children. Medical transcription and freelance writing fill her work days. Other poems by her have been published at Utmost Christian Writers, Poets Online (Archive), M. B. Herald, Capper's Magazine, Birds and Blooms, Prairie Messenger, and Time of Singing. Read more of her prose and poetry on her blog promptings.

Among her many other achievements, Violet Nesdoly was Utmost's International Christian Poet Laureate for 2006 and 2007.


"You hem me in— behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me." Psalm 139:5 (NIV)

Shut away inside this silken crypt
I long for undulation on the pavements
wriggling up trunks and along branches
munching leaf to leaf.

Those carefree sunny days
have given way to terror
as motionless, deaf and blind
I feel Your acid-enzyme melt my heart
liquefy all that is earth-bound.

So I abandon any hope of preservation
as redefined and reinvented
in this dark and secret vault
I'm given a new heart, antenna, legs--and wings?

Entombed—for what?
It's surely death.
Could it also be
a new and unimagined life?

                   Copyright©2005 by Violet Nesdoly