bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote,
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R. S. Thomas - Kneeling

Moments of great calm,
Kneeling before an altar
Of wood in a stone church
In summer, waiting for the God
To speak; the air a staircase
For silence; the sun's light
Ringing me, as though I acted
A great role. And the audiences
Still; all that close throng
Of spirits waiting, as I,
For the message.
          Prompt me, God;
But not yet. When I speak,
Though it be you who speak
Through me, something is lost.
The meaning is in the waiting.

Poetry Chaikhana | R. S. Thomas - Kneeling
Tags: prayer, rs thomas, sacred poetry, silence, wisdom, wu wei-non-action
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