Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Can I Get A Witness?

Thank God for poets. Here's exactly how I've been feeling this year:

Time Management

Luther in the year he spent  
as Junker Joerg in Wartburg towers,  
translated the New Testament  
to pass the everlasting hours.

With dinners late, D'Aguesseau saw
an opportunity to write 
his sixteen-volume work of law
in fifteen minutes every night.

Though living as a refugee  
Erasmus wrote his tour de force.  
In Praise of Folly's said to be   
the product of a trip by horse.  

Today I slept late, took a walk,
sipped coffee on my ragged lawn,
checked the mailbox, saw the clock,
and noticed half my life was gone.

-Stephen Scaer in First Things

1 comment:

josieO said...

Fantastic. Thanks for sharing it!