Sunday, June 17, 2007

Raindrops on Roses, and God's Grandeur

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

No raindrop, no light-filled rainbow

No dewdrop, no life-filled rose

No teardrop, no love-filled family

God's Grandeur

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.

It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;

It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil

Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?

Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;

And all is seared with trade; Bleared, smeared with toil;

And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil

Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;

There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;

And though the last lights off the black West went

Oh morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs

-Because the Holy Ghost over the bent

World broods with the warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

All things counter, original, spare, strange,

Whatever is fickle, freckled, who knows how

With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

He fathers forth whose beauty is past change.

Praise him.

Imitate Mary

Become like Jesus

Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

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and see what I have been "compelled" to work on since 2004.

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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael

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