Dear Daughter...

written by Dagmar Tricia Morgan

On October 1, Gather Rise opened with this powerful spoken word by artist Dagmar Morgan. Within her words we saw our own reflection and heard our own stories. We are unique Canadian Christian women, cherished daughters of the Most High God, and it is in Him that we live and move and have our being. 

Dear Daughter,

Welcome home.
This is the place you have been looking for
The beginning
This is sound of the ringing bell that signifies the changing of the tide
This is a new set sails
This is the compass pointing you toward the shore

This is an invitation hand crafted just for you
Where the salt and tears heal and restore
Rest as the differences flow into unity,
Embrace the thunderous sound of testimony it echoes across the nation
Listen to the harmony of each wave of grace as it stills you

Dear one, I am is still with you
Leave behind the busy, the noisy, the world, and the to-do list
Leave behind the chains, the past, your undoing
and stand with me as I cover you in grace

Gather like canyon clouds,
like the water of stream that pours into an ocean of abundance
I have been calling your name since the dawn of time
I have drawn every line of you and called it love

Daughter,
You are a collection plate overflowing with mercy
You are a stained glass cathedral
You are the building blocks of something new
You are fertile ground so, Rise like an acorn ready to become the oak
Rise like our hands in holy worship
Rise like the balloons for our laughter,
Like a murmur of birds on their way to heaven
Rise like smoke signals as evidence of your burning for me and my sacrifice for you.

Soak in the avalanche of mercy from the BC Mountains,
Swim the flood of peace across the prairies,
Witness the breaking of barriers, the crossing of city limits,
The out-stretched hands of Notre Soeurs de Montreal
Run to the edge of the sands to the East
Be fireworks that bring light to the darkness
My love for you is timeless
I will be standing at the shore awaiting your arrival
I am the place you have been looking for

Welcome home.

 

Dagmar Tricia Morgan is an educator, writer and spoken word poet. As an internationally published writer and two-time slam poetry champion, Dagmar uses spoken word as a healing mechanism, while providing unique mentorship.  She is a strong believer in bringing up the next generation of powerful, faithful art successors. The test of her passion and skill has been here demonstrated ability to coach young poets and artists under her tutelage to champion status!  This dynamic combination of leadership, innovation, and passion is what drives Dagmar. Her constant objective is to contribute positively to the world around her through ministry and artistry.  Past and present students, workshop participants, beleivers and peers in the poetry community at large attest to this unwavering artistic integrity.  Dagmar is working towards a Masters degree in Urban Youth Ministry/Counselling and preparing her first poetry release while tucked away in a little house in the country where she lives with her dog Romeo.   

Dagmar Tricia Morgan is an educator, writer and spoken word poet. As an internationally published writer and two-time slam poetry champion, Dagmar uses spoken word as a healing mechanism, while providing unique mentorship. 

She is a strong believer in bringing up the next generation of powerful, faithful art successors. The test of her passion and skill has been here demonstrated ability to coach young poets and artists under her tutelage to champion status! 

This dynamic combination of leadership, innovation, and passion is what drives Dagmar. Her constant objective is to contribute positively to the world around her through ministry and artistry.  Past and present students, workshop participants, beleivers and peers in the poetry community at large attest to this unwavering artistic integrity. 

Dagmar is working towards a Masters degree in Urban Youth Ministry/Counselling and preparing her first poetry release while tucked away in a little house in the country where she lives with her dog Romeo.