Tag: Poem

Justin on Just Getting it Done

Blog piece by the other boss. I’ve always liked reading Rudyard Kipling, especially his short stories. But I’ve never liked his poem IF, even though it may be the best known – and indeed has on several occasions been voted our

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Tiananmen

I remember reading this poem a year after the Tiananmen Square Massacre. It’s always struck me as an incredibly powerful piece and captures the spirit of the protesters both then and now. Even on this 24th anniversary of the Massacre,

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Men of Old

No poem this year (see Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh for the past three years’ mourning trilogy), just a simple verse from a great Carol. In the heavenly country bright, Need they no created light; Thou its Light, its Joy, its

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In the Hands of God

This extract from the poem by Teresa of Avila is just spot on. If You want me to rest, I desire it for love; If to labour, I will die working: Sweet Love say Where, how and when. What do

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Close of the Day

I want to round off the day with this new piece by Tom Read. He turns what is a rather pagan and nonsensical poem into a beautiful hymn about our hope in Christ, just by changing a few words. After

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Gold

This poem concludes a trilogy of poems over the last three Christmases. For 2009 and 2010 see Myrrh and Frankincense. —– All I have wanted for two years and three months is treasure; Not wrapped and buried in a chest under

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