Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Secret University - poem

Lawrence Hall

A Secret University

You registered for university
When in the womb you were beloved of God
Your classes then began when you were born
When you awoke, and saw your mother’s eyes

And in them all the possibilities
Of life, of golden life, given to you
Upon this planet with its flowered fields
Forests and rivers beneath its moon and sun

And all these tell you, in eternal Song1
That all the world’s your university

1 In The Kalevala, in Lewis’ Narnia, and in many faiths, God sings the world into being.

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