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essay prayer [Aug. 24th, 2005|11:26 am]
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hehe, i just ran across this on my compy, and i don't believe i ever posted it anywhere... so i thought i would here, just for kicks ;)

i was up really late one night last year, writing an essay on Celtic Christianity... which, added to the random silliness that arises in the wee hours of the morning, spawned

Essay Prayer

I sit me down to write this piece
O God of language and word and sound
Yet nothing comes up in my mind.
The words fall stillborn from my muttering lips,
Half-spelled and forgotten on virtual paper.
Forgive me, for I have probably sinned,
Putting this off till the last minute
As I always do.
I'm just stupid like that.

It is late and growing early.
The moonlight rises through the breeze-tossed trees
Into the sable starlit sky.

O God of the heavens,
I will be here all night!

Inspire my words with the tongue of Columba,
The charisma of Paul
The lyric hymns of the shepherd-boy.

Inspire my words with the whispers of the wind
The song of the sea
The satiric call of the mockingbird.

Inspire my words with the rhythm of the heart
The warmth of the hearth
The diplomacy of the outstretched hand.

Inspire me to write something
Other than random Saxon terms for excrement
That will be erased
To appear again
In the futile search for words.



hehe!
enjoy ^_^
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[User Picture]From: siz_t
2005-08-25 05:15 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

I LOVE this! Do you mind if I add it to my memories? I wish I'd had this during my last year of school, but I'm going to uni in a few weeks and I'm sure I'll need it then :P

The closest I've got to doing anything like this was writing "Ode To An Essay," to be sung to the tune of Guide Thee, O My Great Redeemer, with a lot more mild swear words. =/ heh.
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From: srvfan84
2005-08-25 06:59 pm (UTC)
Columba - that's Collum Cill, right? The guy who got into all the trouble over the copying of the Psalter and was deported to Scotland?
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[User Picture]From: naturalblue208
2005-08-25 09:32 pm (UTC)
ive never heard him called by that name, but i do believe it's the same person :)
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From: srvfan84
2005-08-27 08:26 am (UTC)
St. Collum Cill was his Irish name, Columba was his Scottish name (if I recall). He became Scotland's version of St. Patrick.
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[User Picture]From: naturalblue208
2005-08-25 09:31 pm (UTC)
*blushes happily*
go for it! i'm glad you like it :D
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[User Picture]From: kateryndraper
2005-08-26 04:20 am (UTC)
What a wonderful invocation. Very nicely done.
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[User Picture]From: naturalblue208
2005-08-26 05:01 pm (UTC)
thankee! :)
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From: phantom_roses
2005-11-08 12:25 am (UTC)
smashing, truly! i really like it.

d'you guys suppose i might join your community?
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[User Picture]From: doranwen
2006-02-13 01:01 am (UTC)
Lol, it reminds me vaguely of Madeleine L'Engle's poem Word. Well, the beginning does. The ending doesn't really. ;)
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