Friday, 21 October 2011

SHEPHERDESS

(for Rosemary)

Around us are our tender flock
Within this howling wilderness;
Under the shadow of the Rock
Care for them with me, Shepherdess.

As shepherds must we'll guide their feet
Amid the desert's brokenness
To where the gentle grass is sweet:
Care for them with me, Shepherdess.

We'll keep them near the water's flow
Whilst all around is barrenness;
While by its glassy streams they grow
Care for them with me, Shepherdess.

Teach me, as Rachel must have taught
Jacob, to heed their tenderness
In case the lambs are overwrought:
Care for them with me, Shepherdess.

A greater Shepherd guides above
Our ignorance and bruckleness;
Under the shelter of His love
Care for them with me, Shepherdess.

3 comments:

  1. Nice!

    http://wayfarersquest-rsctt.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a lovely poem. How blessed their Shepherdess must be.

    ReplyDelete

I'm glad to hear how this strikes you!