Saffron (Or The Spice Of The Prophet)

saffron (or the spice of the prophet)

saffron burns like a spice not meant for human forebearance
lilting down the pipe of open dreams
dreams meant for listeners and not for speakers

it lofts through the streams of blood like a boat on a swollen river
kept aloft by its nature
nature meant for speakers and not for dreamers

it burdens the stomach like so much powder
an incense for food
food meant for dreamers and not for whistlers

it keeps its fancies within the frame until it can no longer
pent up no more by my design
design meant for whistlers and not for givers

an assignment for givers and not for takers.

d. wilt

RELEASES FEB. 8, 2022 | Brazos press

Sheltering Mercy helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms. Co-written with Ryan Whitaker Smith, Brazos Publishing.

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