A POET'S WORK
The Literature & Poetry of Faith ~ The Paschal Mystery
there is something
old and new at work
within the world
temporal and eternal
undying, and yet fragile
worldly, and everlasting
a Word, made flesh
a thought given form
a form, which is
formless, a Spirit
unseen and invisible
which is known
intimately sought as
a grace freely given
a first born child, who is both
human and divine
in heaven and
here upon the earth
of the flesh
and a healing
of the soul
Ron Starbuck © 2016
From ~ Alternative Forms of the Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer B ~ Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
"At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of
interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses,
and this fragile earth, our island home.
By your will they were created and have their being.
From the primal elements you brought forth the human race,
and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us
the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed
your trust; and we turned against one another.
Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.
Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets
and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the
fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to
fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.
By his blood, he reconciled us.
By his wounds, we are healed."
Ron Starbuck is an author, poet, the Publisher-CEO of Saint Julian Press, and an Episcopalian.