SAPLINGS AND TREES
I want the Saplings, not the Trees!
New Saplings, bearing glorious Gifts
Spread by the Promised One who comes
From Father, and from Father’s Son.
I do not want “maturing trees”;
Not Rome’s, Geneva’s – any ones grown up
Through time; they are diseased.
Some flickering Life they do preserve,
Stretched thin beneath accretions placed
To lock God’s Life in time –
To make God’s Life subservient to Man.
Why should I fight “the long defeat”
Encumbered with the chains of Man?
I want the Saplings, clean and bright..
I want the Gifts that chase the night,
That chase the wolves, that give us sight
And wisdom, all beyond our might.
Paul Lloret, January 18, 2010
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