Courtney Raymond Malcolmthe adventures of a woman on the way
Today is International Day of the Girl. In honor of every girl, and every woman who was once a girl, here is a poem I wrote a while back, celebrating everything we are and everything we are becoming. This is a post from the archives, originally posted 10/24/14. ...read more
Here is what it is like To know you are always loved: It is like a summer twilight that never ends, Fireflies dancing across the field The cracking warmth of a fire on your back. It is like the brightest autumn leaf fell right in your hand And stayed as vibrant as...read more
Let me tell you the story of my beginning. I am formless and I am void - I am something borne of chaos. I am dust flung far from her star. I am filled only with the space I fell from, I am fear and unsettling emptiness. Let me tell you the story of my creation. I am...read more
I heard once that poems containing only personal pronouns indicated a poet at higher-risks for self-harm. So how about this: Do you remember When we played Out in the open air Without fear or worry at our tomorrows? Do you remember When we hoped For a life just like...read more
A poem by Courtney Raymond Malcolm.read more
Let us learn to balance hope and fear. First, take all that you’ve found bright in this world - The noonday sun, the flat open ocean, the mid-June wildflowers - And bundle them tight together beneath the wing of a blue heron. May she be the type who stands tall and...read more
Earl came home to us on September 18th, 2016. He had been living with a foster family who worked with the Adopt-a-Pit Rescue out of Germantown, Ohio. Animal control had found Earl in a ditch, with a new collar, disheveled and scrawny and matted and petrified. They...read more
It has been quite some time since I last posted. Over a year, in fact. In that time, lots has happened - beautiful, wonderful, important things. So much that I should have written about while I lived it - I should have kept a record of the way my life was changing,...read more
The questions fly through my mind as I race, feet that pound and heart that pounds - Why do I see the face of God more in the runners, panting and swaying and feet pounding - than in the people in the pews? As I reach the first summit and I hear the bells and the...read more
Leave Sinai for Zion. Drop the law at the foot of the mountain And burst into My banquet hall set with a feast. No longer cover your face, No longer glimpse the back of Me - But instead find My eyes with yours And let Me hold your hands once more. Let Me wash you of...read more
Courtney Raymond Malcolm
Hey – it’s good to see you here.
I am a freshly-married wife to a law student with an artist’s heart.
I’m a poet and a writer, a wannabe mystic and an avid podcast-listener.
I am an advocate for wondering out loud, first drafts, and pretending the clouds in the distance are far-off mountains.
At risk of sounding like A Blogger, I am a dog-mom.
I am stumbling along this Jesus way, and I’m still trying to figure out what that means.