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Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Poetry of The Trinity


This Trinity Sunday I especially want to share a poem by Malcom Guite (also the Chaplain at Girton College, Cambridge).  There are some famous poets on the subject - one's mind automatically turns to Herbert and Hopkins - but this is one I find particularly satisfying.

The Trinity

In the Beginning, not in time or space,

But in the quick before both space and time,

In Life, in Love, in co-inherent Grace,

In three in one and one in three, in rhyme,

In music, in the whole creation story,

In His own image, His imagination,

The Triune Poet makes us for His glory,

And makes us each the other’s inspiration.

He calls us out of darkness, chaos, chance,

To improvise a music of our own,

To sing the chord that calls us to the dance,

Three notes resounding from a single tone,

To sing the End in whom we all begin;

Our God beyond, beside us and within.


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