Tuesday, 1 April 2014

METAPHOR...Uneasy language strains to form a vocal backdrop for the earth

Uneasy language strains to form
a vocal backdrop for the earth,
each metaphor will slip and slide
as rank confusion comes to birth.

We need to grip these powerful tools
which bring a richness to our thought,
to understand each twist and turn,
while finer truth is being wrought.

Transcendent energies will surge
beyond the value of each word,
that sound a deeper, richer note,
and challenge what once seemed absurd.

So bring these strategies to bear,
to make a mightier music now.
And as we listen earth will groan,
praise comes, creation shows us how!
Andrew Pratt 31/3/2014
Following a lecture by Rosalind Selby at Luther King House

HYMNS AND POEMS POSTED ON THIS BLOG MAY BE USED FREELY LOCALLY WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. TO PUBLISH FOR PROFIT PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHOR. For more hymns go to Hymns page For Books by Andrew Pratt follow LINKS on the Links page. Books are available on the following sites: Amazon, Stainer & Bell Ltd, Twelvebaskets, SCM-Canterbury Press Latest book due Summer 2010 SCM Studyguide Practical Skills for Ministry - follow this link - http://www.scm-canterburypress.co.uk/bookdetails.asp?ISBN=9780334043591 Andrew Pratt lectures at Luther King House, The Partnership for Theological Education, Manchester as a Methodist Tutor at Hartley Victoria College

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