Friday, August 23, 2013

Before We Dream or Dance

Before the sun has sped the girth
Of day, and sinks beneath the earth
‘Ere yester’s future fades to past
As dusk lowers its gleaming mast
Before we place our wantonness
Against the grace of morning tress
To taste the essence of an hour
Before we bend to pluck its flow’r
Or touch our feet to unknown’s path
Before midnight’s mute aftermath
Reclaims life's roses and romance
Before we dare to dream or dance 
Before slumber seals to the air
The pictures we have painted where
No brush or force can wipe the slate
Before we rush to heap our plate 
Before we even try to stand
Lord, let us reach to take your hand

© Janet Martin

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” Numbers 6: 24-26

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. Any thoughts you would like to share?