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.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Love's Constancy (Haikus on the Ordered Life)

There must be balance

Somewhere in between burnout

And lax indolence

But if this is true

I still struggle to find it

In my daily life

When I do it all

Every project on my list

There’s joy in labor

But joy becomes stress

In a few frenetic weeks

Then fades to languor

Sloth leads to boredom

Which sparks me to my labors

Thus the cycle goes

Oh, help me, sweet Lord

To do the things I can do

In love’s constancy

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