30th Sun A
Sunday 25th October 2020

Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest


Poetry speaks to the heart through the experience of another. The effort it takes to lay aside our own views and feelings and enter into someone else's vision helps us to prepare our hearts to be open to the wisdom of God.

This Sunday's Poetry


The light is swift and still that leaps from the sun
and grasps the day, bound to us
by air’s embrace

and the slow grace of things that hold themselves
as stencils to the light
and stand forward risking present!

as you with evident fondness
call, or so it seems, when conversation turns
to what you love.

And driving west one early evening
when the sun hangs a quarter from the rim,
the softest light calls forth the clearest lines

and things are what they are; a burst of dancers
holding mirrors to the sky; a knot of players
with their backs to the sun; the bare brick

where I have scrawled your name;
the aerosol dropped empty by the wall
washed white by day;

all the fierce binding severance of here!

Anne Elvey
From Claimed by Country
PressPress 2010
Copyright Anne Elvey
Used with kind Permission.