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Musings on art, beauty, culture, aesthetics, and the spiritual life by wood wall sculptor Douglas W. Merkey.

The Divine Echo

There is a moment

amid settled dust

and silent motors

when all is calm

and my breathing is deep

and relaxed.

There in this moment

of an artwork newly born

I experience

for the first time

two sublime thrills:


and beauty.

Magical moments

where a little created creator

echoes His cosmic comment:

“It was good.”

Thank you

for the gift

of this divine echo

in my creative life

O Lord.