Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Poem for a Writer's Heart


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I receive poems from the wonderful British poet, Malcolm Guite every week and they always stir my soul. This week the poem he sent also stirred my writer’s heart. They are such good words to ponder as a writer or artist of any kind so I thought I would share them with you today. Be blessed, Marcia Lee Laycock

As If  
by Malcolm Guite

Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 

The Giver of all gifts asks me to give!
The Fountain from which every good thing flows,
The Life who spends himself that all might live,
The Root whence every bud and blossom grows,
Calls me, as if I knew no limitation,
As if I focused all his hidden force,
To be creative with his new creation,
To find my flow in him, my living source,
To live as if I had no fear of losing,
To spend as if I had no need to earn,
To turn my cheek as if it felt no bruising,
To lend as if I needed no return,
As if my debts and sins were all forgiven,
As if I too could body forth his Heaven.
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Of himself, Malcolm says -
I am a poet-priest and Chaplain of Girton College Cambridge, but I often travel round Great Britain, and to North America, to give lectures, concerts and poetry readings. This autumn I will be speaking in London, Salisbury, Winchester, and Needham Market. For more details of these and other engagements go to my Events Page. You can read more about who I am and what I do on the Interviews Page

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1 comments:

Normandie Fischer said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a poem. My heart is touched...