Poem – Stone Lungs

Hello there! 🙂 Today I am grateful for air conditioning, basement naps, berry pies, and sitting with people I’m growing to love. Somehow another week has passed, and while I feel as if I haven’t had a spare moment to breathe, it’s been a wonderfully joyous week in so many ways. I hope these long summer days are proving just as fruitful for you. 🙂

Today I want to share a poem with you that I wrote in the middle of a theology class last semester. Poetry pops out in the strangest places, let me tell you… 😀 Instead of trying to explain it, I’ll just say that Narnia definitely was in my head while writing it, and I’ll let it speak for itself…


stone lungs and a frozen heart

my hands eternally raised in fear

my feet ready for flight

body paused in an eternal moment

i gaze at the sky with my stony eyes

my stare caught by the birds that wheel and

the sun and moon that wax and wane

time passes but I am stuck in the past

this moment freezes with me and though

i long for breath and life, still I stay

paused on the edge of eternity with

stone lungs and a frozen heart


So there you go. 🙂 I hope this sparked your imagination in a new way today. Thank you for reading!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this poem in the comments! 🙂

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

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