Poetry

Dancing with St. Thérèse of Lisieux

I am so happy with young Saint Thérèse
Toward the sunlit field she beckoned me
From dark and awful woods, I crawled in need
To follow her sweet Dance of Destiny
 
By true obedience of faith, she sways
Across the landscape hidden in my soul
Thérèse portrays her little way of love
With laughter flitting over distant knolls
 
I hear her music everywhere out here
As softly she swirls joyously with mirth
Empowering Heaven’s strings to play so well
The music of God’s love throughout the earth
 
I have had people say this can’t be done
That one can’t dance with saints who live above
How true perhaps for those who are mature
This dance requires a child’s simplistic love

~ Walter Emerson

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