Emptiness is a room without furniture.
Emptiness is a chair where the beloved once sat.
Emptiness is a graveyard.
Emptiness is a place where people should be, but are neither seen nor heard.
Emptiness is a cityscape in shambles, a Dresden, Hiroshima, London, or the Bronx
Emptiness is an abandoned church.
Emptiness is a desert–a vast desiccation–lacking the green of trees, grassland, pasture, meadow, or lea
And a stormy or calm ocean surface without human or beast.
Emptiness is a moonscape. It is a Mercury or Pluto.
Emptiness is the deep hunger of a weeping child
And a needy person without bread in hand.
Emptiness is a drug addict on a street corner shooting up.
No love is in my heart
To others to impart.
It’s such an empty thing.
Its woe now I will sing.
Empty of meanig
Emptiness is space between planets, stars and galaxies,
a universe without God and a life without meaning.
Emptiness is nothingness.
Dust to dust, ashes to shes, nothing to nothing
Nada, zippo, zilch
But, even emptiness contains something. It is not usually a vacuum.
Empty pursuits (power, fame, wealth)
“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher.” (Ecclesiastes) Futility
The gods and their devotees offer empty consolation. (Zechariah)
The idols are empty wind. (Isaiah)
Emptiness is the place of demons, seven replace one. (Matthew)
The house was thoroughly swept
And so the demon said
To his infernal friends
“Let’s go and make a homing
And in the waste stop roaming.”
Empty of faith, hope, and love
“My word will not return to me empty, but do what I intend.” (Isaiah)
Creatio ex nihilo
The first man is of dust. The second man is of heaven. We are in the image of the man of heaven. (I Corinthians)
Don’t empty the power of the cross by the wisdom of the world. (I Corinthians)
The Word will always stand
Sent forth by God’s wise hand.
Christ emptied Himself, even to death on the cross. (Philippians)
In the form of a servant and of God,
To the cross.
With a Name
Above all names.
The knee bows.
The tongue confesses.
Jesus is Lord
To the glory of the Father. (Philippians)
I looked out of the window at the unadorned, empty branches
And wished for a green time–
The green of faith; the green of hope; the green of charity.
From desolation to consolation
From emptiness to fulness
The budded cross reminds us of these three
And the Holy Trinity.
Emptiness is not the final word.
But, God is final in His Word.