Jun 18, 2012

Canticle 130: Waiting for hope

Here’s a poetic reflection on Psalm 130 from Thom Shuman.

 

Canticle 130

i dangle my toes over
the curb of my heart,
my toes washed in
those tears racing
towards the storm drain,
my keening words
echoing through the
empty streets;

if you wrote all my sins
on the blackboard
you would run out of schools,
but the Spirit stays after class,
banging dusty death out of the
erasers
begging your pardon
for Crossing
out your work;

more than those
who watch the clock
on the graveyard shift,
i wait (we wait!) for hope
to be the lyrics of
the music of your heart,
more than a rooster
scanning the horizon
for that first glimpse of dawn -

we hope
for you . . .

— copyright © 2009 Thom M. Shuman. Posted on Prayers for Today.  http://prayersfortoday.blogspot.ca/