For Holy Saturday

19 Apr

I had another post in the works, but, for Holy Saturday, I thought I would share a poem by Dorothy Sayers instead…


I make the wonderful carven beams
Of cedar and oak
To build King Solomon’s house of dreams,
With many a hammer-stroke,
And the gilded, wide-winged cherubims.

I have no thought in My heart but this:
How bright will be My bower
When all is finished; My joy it is
To see each perfect flower
Curve itself up to the tool’s harsh kiss.

How shall I end the thing I planned?
Such knots are in the wood!
With quivering limbs I stoop and stand,
My sweat runs down like blood . . .
I have driven the chisel through My hand.

~”The Carpenter’s Son”

Have a blessed Saturday and a joy-filled Easter.

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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Devotional, poetry


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