Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A POET'S PRAYER

Celibate Poetry - the poet touched by God

A second poem from Wilf, sent to me recently. Surely this applies not only to the poet or the writing of poetry, but much more widely to anyone, whatever their calling or gifts in life.

A POET'S PRAYER

You
Who were the Word
Before a word was spoken
Make me what I write

May the hand that grips the pen
Be gripped first by You

Before this pen touches paper
Oh Lord God touch this man

So that everything I write is
The authentic history and geography
Of a life lived for You
Told
In all honesty brutal and beautiful
Wilf - June 2012

No comments: