Tag: Prayer

For Evan who wants to pray

One string was laid Perhaps by grace. It had no sound Not one trace. One string was pulled And held in tension. But made no sound Not one mention. The string was plucked And laughed a bit. It had a voice But not quite…

This Intimacy

Trevi Fountain. Rome, Italy

He said to him, “You can do this.” So he then thought, “Well, if this has been done …” He said to him, “I have done this.” So then he thought, “I am allowed to try.” He said to him, “This is my reason.”…

In the thought of the marrows

Photo of log at Roux 61 in Baton Rouge, LA

“GOD guard me from those thoughts men think In the mind alone; He that sings a lasting song Thinks in a marrow-bone;” – from A Prayer For Old Age – Poem by William Butler Yeats, 1935. The completeness of being happy did not have…