Archive for May, 2013

“If He Had Faltered Even Once” by Kevin Hartnett

They spit upon His meekness, And struck Him in the face. Their floggers swung with hatred; They stripped Him in disgrace. Deep worked the Roman anger That tortured Him, a Jew; Yet this His contemplation: “They know not what they do.” His people cheered “Hosanna,” Then had Him crucified. They freed corrupt Barabbas; To sentence […]

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“God’s Grandeur” by Gerard 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; […]

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