May 4, 2007

Loaves and Fishes: A Poem for Grace

Fished from the ocean of compassion,
baked in the oven of his heart,
broken, given; in like fashion
may I do my part:
catching the fish you have provided,
baking the bread from grain you give,
sharing with all the gifts, divided
that we all might live.

—Tobias Haller BSG

3 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Tobias, this is good, quite moving. Is Grace a person, or do you ask for the gift of grace? And you rhyme! I don't believe I could do that, but my muse visits so infrequently that it's hard to say.

Tobias said...

Thanks GM. In this time of so much tension and seeking after self, I keep trying to remind myself what is really important in the church.

I do like rhyming verse, especially when I'm in a lyrical mood. (I thought this one might make a decent song...) But I also appreciate free verse, and even more blank verse (I guess it's my Shakespearean ack-tor background.)

I meant grace as a gift, but now you mention it, I think Grace is a person, and you know of Whom I speak ;-)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Tobias, yes.

And I see that you're feline now. When our cat-hating dog goes to dog heaven, I want to return to being owned by a cat.