Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Two Short Poems


May God be your grace in every journey,

Your hope in every sigh.

May Christ be your light in every darkness,

Your refuge from the storm.

May the Spirit be your joy in every moment,

Your peace, your shield, your breath.

And may God be your God,

Now and forever,

Now and forever.

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The trumpets sound from Tarvo,

And I am overwhelmed.

Grace, grace,

Oceans of unending grace.

How shall I find words

To write the heartbeat of the stars?

How shall I find music

For the song the mountains sing?

Unbounded, unresting,

Unparalleled grace!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful. Sometimes the shortest poems are the most expressive :)

-Jess