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On Reading Donne

I've sometimes thought about
How Jesus said that we could rout
A mountain, given faith seed sized
But we have not that realized.

One time when walking
Through Mark, and talking
On a beach to God and deer
I came upon a realization clear

But hard to tell: a tree had died,
Shriveled fast and Peter cried,
Lord look, all in astonishment.
But nature is no great achievement
To control by him who made it:
It cannot take when he forbade it.

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daffiney
Apr. 18th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hi, Beth.

I read your poem first in the email (which didn't have a title) and thought, "That reads like a John Donne poem." Then I clicked onto your post and saw the title. Yay!

Thanks for sharing this. : )

--daph.
bethlee
Apr. 18th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Good for you! Yes, I was wondering how to name it, should I mention the inspiration was from my friend's quoting Batter My Heart by Donne in the first chapter of her book? You can read it here http://www.pressingsave.com/surprised-by-oxford and let me know what you think. Love you! Beth
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