Whatever you are we can take you and make you, And while you play ball we need not forsake you.
Category: Literature and Poetry
The Lion — Lamb
Eternal Care, all present God, How gentle! How omnipotent! You tend the flimsiness of sod, While keeping firm the firmament.
On Free Verse
There is a law in our land Which says that everyone, Of fitting age and fitting strength, Must bear a soldier’s gun.
A Short Biography
She looked at him once and said; “To hell with him.” She looked at him twice, and sped To hell with him. From Divine Alchemy
The Test Tube — Not for the Child
Not for the fingers And not for the eyes, I was made to distract you Away from the skies.
The Poor Man’s Response
O Prince of the realm of happiness and mirth! Who reigns unseen in gentle majesty; O Lord and God of all in heaven and earth, That is or was and all that ever shall be.
All the stars Must shine on high To make the sky.
O, Dear God why so much sky? The birds don’t need that much to fly, And far less is more than fills the eye.
You have read and read and read some more, History, fiction, science, lore,
Saint Joan of Arc
O valiant maiden of Orleans, Leader in armies, model for heroines, Inspirer of kings and queens; O heaven instructed shepherdess
A Translation of “Mon Chant d’Aujourd’hui”
My life is just one instant, one passing hour. My life is just a moment, that skips and runs away.
Let not the poets fool us, They do not fly; they climb. For even were they birds of flight, Their wings are struck in lime.
Virtue and Religion
Virtue is the science Of how not to annoy. Religion is the art Of how to suffer with Joy. From Divine Alchemy
Apostrophe to Saint Joseph
(whose name means ‘increase’) Blessed are you, O man of benediction May the treasures you guard be ever multiplied. God the Father to you, his Son entrusted, God the Son, his Mother, the Holy Ghost, his Bride. Joseph, the keeper … Continue reading
The Prayer of the Gerasenes
The Gerasenes certainly Know how to pray In polite dignity and Solemn display,