Saturday, April 23, 2016

This Is No Paradise...

( excerpt from the book The Wind That Shakes the Barley)

This is no paradise
Where we press prayers and tears
And humble home-made heaven-bits
To time’s fretwork of years

This is no trial run
Where once-a-lifetime pours
With nothing more than mere moments
Time’s path to heaven’s doors

This is no small matter
This kiss of mist that peers
Into time’s cup, a little breath
And then it disappears

…not into stone-cold graves
Nor into nought’s abyss
But into Vast Eternity
Where only God IS

© Janet Martin


  1. I ever marvel at how you shape words into something new and wondrous to think about.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend...

    1. Thank-you:) We are enjoying a beautiful busy weekend!


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