Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Prayer in Spring

This week I'm playing some shows with Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken. Click that link to check out their new EP, it's pretty great! The shows will be fun.

As we were driving up here to Ohio yesterday I noticed how green everything is turning, and so quickly. Last week at church our pastors wife prayed that we would worship God the way that the tulips are worshipping God. Standing straight with their faces to heaven. I thought that was so beautiful and started noticing all of the tuilps that have indeed appeared to decorate April.

made me think of this poem,

A Prayer in Spring
by Robert Frost

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orcahrd white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

1 comment:

Nelson Prater said...

Hello, friend. A fellow Robert Frost fan. Very nice.

Whose woods these are I think I know; His house is in the village though...

Be safe out there on the road.