Vatic Verse…..

I have always been drawn to the prophetic in my Christian walk, with at times having visions and/or prophetic words come to me. This has been over many decades and continues today. So I was delighted to learn a new word [for me] of ‘vatic’. What I discovered was one can be a ‘vatic poet’ who writes ‘vatic poetry’. With my interest stimulated, this called for a search in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to find out more!

‘vatic’ = prophetic; oracular

‘Some people say only thin lines separate poetry, prophecy and madness. We don’t know if that’s generally true, but it is in the case of ‘vatic’. The adjective derives directly from the Latin word ‘vates’, meaning ‘seer’ or ‘prophet’. But that Latin root is, in turn, distantly related to the Old English ‘woth’, meaning ‘poetry’; the Old German ‘wuot’ meaning ‘madness’; and the Old Irish ‘faith’ meaning both seer and prophet.’ [Merriam-Webster]

And so the Divine Unraveling continues…..

Vatic poetry
painting bold Holy vistas
for blind eyes to see.....

5 thoughts on “Vatic Verse…..

  1. I love this. Iv always been drawn to the prophetic as well. Graham Cook was encouraging the body recently not to put prophets in a box( coffin was his word).He said they’re all diverse and he’s got a friend who can only prophesie over those under 13yrs of age. It was a good encouragement to be ourselves!

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    1. Thanks Shelley! You have just written prophetically yourself in your comments! I first came across the word ‘vatic’ on a poetry site called, wait for it, – d’verse, meaning diverse! So thank you for the confirmation via Graham Cooke’s comments. Don’t you just love how Holy Spirit connects the dots!


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