Poets Anonymous: Franciscan Blessing

Welcome to our monthly Poets Anonymous!

On the 15th of each month, I’ll post part of a poem. If you have a blog, post a poem on yours and share your link in the comments. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to share part of a poem in the comments. Or, I encourage you to simply read a poem today.

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you amy live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may wish for justice, freedom, and peace.

May god bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

Attributed to St. Francis

Share a favorite poem (or segment of one) in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Poets Anonymous: Franciscan Blessing

  1. I enjoy your Poets Anonymous posts. Right now I’m reading from Leavings by Wendell Berry. Here’s a snippet from a 2005 poem about birds:
    Think of it! To fly
    by mere gift, without the clamor
    and stain of our inert metal,
    in perfect trust.

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