Wednesday, June 9, 2010

willow

i come
from the deep midnight
forest wells
the unseen abodes
the small murmurs
of voiceless night

i am
a silver shock
dim light mover
with an echo
yes, a pool of dream-quick
come hither
to my side
sweet souls
i am eager to give






3 comments:

Tim Shey said...

"i am
a silver shock
dim light mover
with an echo
yes, a pool of dream-quick
come hither
to my side
sweet souls
i am eager to give"

The above passage reminds me of how Gerard Manley Hopkins writes. To appreciate Hopkins, you must read him out loud.

Years ago I read a critical analysis (I don't like that word "analysis"--it reminds me of the saying: "before you can study a frog, you have to kill it first.") of Gerard Manley Hopkins' work--it was book-length. The writer of this book said that Hopkins' poem "The Wreck of the Deutschland" is the most complete poem in the English language. Wow.

Isaak Walton wrote a book "The Compleat Angler." Someone should write a book "The Compleat Hitchhiker." I might read it. (I think I am getting off base here)

I love this poem. You are a gift from God.

We who abide in Christ are called to be broken bread and poured-out wine for those who hunger and thirst for God.

poetsforpeanuts said...

Thank you... thank you thank you thank you!

I do abide in Christ. I love Christ so much. Christ is the Way, the Light, all of these things, that is why God brought me to Him.

However, I also believe that there have been others, and that God has provided for all of his peoples, especially before global communication. God wouldn't abandon any of his creations.

I will add Gerard Hopkins to my reading list. I have a book on the shelf by George Elliot. Have you ever read him? I accidentally picked him up thinking it was T. S. Eliot, and now I'm not so certain if I want to read him....

Antonio D. said...

It´s so sweet.

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