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Monday, March 09, 2009

Small Wire

Another poem from that Creighton Lenten retreat, this one by Anne Sexton .....

Small Wire

My faith
is a great weight
hung on a small wire,
as doth the spider
hang her baby on a thin web,
as doth the vine,
twiggy and wooden,
hold up grapes
like eyeballs,
as many angels
dance on the head of a pin.

God does not need
too much wire to keep Him there,
just a thin vein,
with blood pushing back and forth in it,
and some love.
As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.
So if you have only a thin wire,
God does not mind.
He will enter your hands
as easily as ten cents used to
bring forth a Coke.


2 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

A thin wire, thats about it. But still holding. Thanks Crystal.

1:35 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Richard :)

2:01 PM  

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