by Ryan Keating
I speak in tongues when no one is listening and my soul needs to talk to someone and be heard like liquid gurgling as it pours from a mostly full clay jar in words I haven’t really learned and don’t think I know (maybe angels do) to pray the urgent accumulating things I probably should not understand and cannot tell because language is coarse the spirit fine and my mind wants the music hidden between the keys and syllables that no other audience could appreciate or inspire.
Ryan Keating is a writer, pastor, and winemaker on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. His work can be found or is forthcoming in publications such as Saint Katherine Review, Ekstasis Magazine, Amethyst Review, Fare Forward, Macrina Magazine, Fathom, Dreich, and Miras Dergi, where he is a regular contributor in English and Turkish.
2 thoughts on “I Speak In Tongues”
Ryan : Hello always in my prayers God is good 😊 but not a lot. Blessings to your beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️