December 27, 2013

A Sonnet & Prayer for the New Year

Posted in Advent, New Year's Prayer, Poems at 3:09 am by davebayne

Prologue: Sounding the Seasons

Tangled in time, we go by hints and guesses,
Turning the wheel of each returning year.
But in the midst of failures and successes
We sometimes glimpse the Love that casts out fear.
Sometimes the heart remembers its own reasons
And beats a Sanctus as we sing our story,
Tracing the threads of grace, sounding the seasons
That lead at last through time to timeless glory.
From the first yearning for a Saviour’s birth
To the full joy of knowing sins forgiven
We start our journey here on God’s good earth
To catch an echo of the choirs of heaven.
I send these out, returning what was lent,
Turning to praise each ‘moment’s monument’.
~ Malcolm Guite

Sounding the Seasons: Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year by Malcom Guite
(https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/)

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