Thursday, 7 January 2010


I remember the relish
With which, when preaching, my father
Would say
“The blessed God”.

I often heard John
Speak to his God and Father,
But one distinct word I remember:

Twice I have heard Burton
Enunciate distinctly,
Giving each vowel its value,

If I could leave behind
One distinctive word
Of relationship with God -
That would content me.


  1. David,

    Interesting perspective to answer the question of just what word could I leave behind to describe my relationship with God, eternal perhaps!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. I love the way that TDB says 'The Blesséd God' when - he is so earnest in his representation of God, and yet at the same time it is a wonderful appeal to the listener.

  3. Great post...i love that line, the blessed God!

  4. hopefully dear david, i will leave behind the word that i was loved and loved others!...sigh!..hopefully!
    you will leave behind "here was a beloved poet of the lord who used his gift to encourage so many others!"

    i know that you will be leaving for india soon and so i thought i had better get caught up.
    so far i have caught up with amrita and a few others, but i am still so far behind!....from terry


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