Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Love’s Strength

June 4, 2012

“Measure thy life by loss instead of gain;
not by the wine drunk, but by the wine poured forth;
for love’s strength standeth in love’s sacrifice;
and whoso suffers most hath most to give.”

– Ugo Bassi (1800-1849)

Jesus of the Scars

July 14, 2011

The other gods were strong, but Thou wast weak;
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds, but Thou alone.

– Edward Shillito (1872-1948)

Wisdom from My Daughter

June 18, 2010

“Just as the rough, hard sand creates a pearl in the oyster,
Just like it requires a downpour to produce a rainbow,
Just as the crashing waves smooth the rocks to perfection,
It takes hardship to make something beautiful.”

– Anna Stanton, Age 14