Poetry and Soul

I miss my forays into the study of poetry.

I encourage you today, to find a poet you enjoy. Whitman, Donne, Herbet, Shakespeare, Carmichael, whoever he or she may be, pick up a poem or two. Enjoy. Breathe in.

Today, for me, is Donne. One of my personal favorite poets. Enjoy. 🙂

A HYMN TO GOD THE FATHER

by John Donne

I.

WILT Thou forgive that sin where I begun,

Which was my sin, though it were done before?

Wilt Thou forgive that sin, through which I run,

And do run still, though still I do deplore?

When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done,

For I have more.

II.

Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I have won

Others to sin, and made my sin their door?

Wilt Thou forgive that sin which I did shun

A year or two, but wallowed in a score?

When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done,

For I have more.

III.

I have a sin of fear, that when I have spun

My last thread, I shall perish on the shore ;

But swear by Thyself, that at my death Thy Son

Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore ;

And having done that, Thou hast done ;

I fear no more.

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