Rhymes Recollected: next Monday, 21st September at 2pm on the Church Facebook page

by | Sep 23, 2020 | Events

It was Rhymes Recollected on Monday! You can watch it here, or click on link below.

(The picture shows us ‘in the old days’, when we were able to meet in person.)

The theme for the day was be ‘Poems about a special place’ – either a place special to the poet, or to you. (But if you’d like to hear a poem on another subject, that’s fine too!)

And just to demonstrate that you don’t have to choose a poem for Rhymes Recollected on the chosen theme, here’s one selected by the lovely David Budge. It’s by Maya Angelou, and is called Touched by an Angel.

Says David: ‘The virus continues to grow and winter is almost upon us. We hunker down praying for sunlight days and freedom to continue normal life, we miss meeting as a people of God; a community crying “ how can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land”’

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

 Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.