utterance

There is no beginning,
only continuation
of the utterance.
Breath into breath,
spilling out beyond breath
into being, form unfolding,
the utterance behind
all existence.
Infinite expression,
endless creation
utterance divine
pouring forth
in liquid grace
perpetually spoken.

(Inspired by the writing and philosophy of Shneur Zalman of Liadi)

Nadine Ellsworth-Moran pastors a small church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and teaches at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte.

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