Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Anoint the wounds of my spirit

Anoint the wounds
of my spirit
with the balm 
of forgiveness
pour the oil
of your calm
on the waters
of my heart

take the squeal
of frustration
from the wheels
of my passion
that the power
of your tenderness
may smooth
the way I love

that the tedium
of giving
in the risk
of surrender
and the reaching
out naked
to a world
that must wound

may be kindled
fresh daily
to a blaze 
of compassion
that the grain
may fall gladly
to burst in the ground
-and the harvest abound.
                                        Ralph Wright OSB