Tag Archives: God

The Roses by Julian O’Dea

The roses by the wall are best, where mud and leaves bank up and rest, where human sight does not obtain, where God alone can see them plain, in wind and dark, and sun and rain. Julian O’Dea

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Crossing the Bar by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When … Continue reading

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Sonnet 19: On His Blindness by John Milton

When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my … Continue reading

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The Wreck of the Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins

To the happy memory of five Franciscan Nuns, exiles by the Falk Laws, drowned between midnight and morning of Dec. 7th, 1875 I Thou mastering me God! giver of breath and bread; World’s strand, sway of the sea; Lord of … Continue reading

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Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of … Continue reading

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Almost Like The Blues by Leonard Cohen

I saw some people starving There was murder, there was rape Their villages were burning They were trying to escape I couldn’t meet their glances I was staring at my shoes It was acid, it was tragic It was almost … Continue reading

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Eden by Thomas Traherne

A learned and a happy ignorance Divided me From all the vanity, From all the sloth, care, pain, and sorrow that advance The madness and the misery Of men. No error, no distraction I Saw soil the earth, or overcloud … Continue reading

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