Lover of Souls

 

Do not be

Fooled by flattery

 

Nor blinded

By anger

 

Be fair and patient

Gentle, humble

 

Full of concern

A lover of souls.

 

Inspired by https://franciscansdaybyday.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/lover-of-souls/

 

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Their Songs

He became a tree

            and his arms were branches

                        where birds would settle and sing

And their songs were of

            the fragrances of heaven

and their music

            was the taste of the banquet

                        that is shared throughoutall eternity.

from ‘The Flowering of the Poverello’

 

Questions

What is

The dark inscrutable

 

Workmanship

That reconciles

 

The elements

Of humankind?

 

Does science

Or religion

 

Solve the riddles

Of human time?

 

And what

After aeons of searching

 

Do we ultimately

Find?

 

Inspired by Wordsworth: “There is a dark / Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles…” (The Prelude, 1.340-341)

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