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Sophia's poem

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  • DB
    Isn t this lovely...hope you like it. Deborah **************** Acrobat s Song* Who is it for whom we now perform, Cavorting on wire: For whom does the boy
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 19, 2008
      Isn't this lovely...hope you like it.
      Deborah
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      Acrobat's Song*

      Who is it for whom we now perform,
      Cavorting on wire:
      For whom does the boy
      Climbing the ladder
      Balance and whirl—
      For whom,
      Seen or unseen
      In a shield of light?

      Seen or unseen
      In a shield of light,
      At the tent top
      Where rays stream in
      Watching the pin-wheel
      Turns of the players
      Dancing
      In light:

      Lady,
      We are Thy acrobats;
      Jugglers;
      Tumblers;
      Walking on wire,
      Dancing on air,
      Swinging on the high trapeze:
      We are Thy children,
      Flying in the air
      Of that smile:
      Rejoicing in light.

      Lady,
      We perform before Thee,
      Walking a joyous discipline,
      A thin thread of courage,
      A slim high wire of dependence
      Over abysses.

      What do we know
      Of the way of our walking?
      Only this step,
      This movement,
      Gone as we name it.
      Here
      At the thin
      Rim of the world
      We turn for Our Lady,
      Who holds us lightly:
      We leave the wire,
      Leave the line,
      Vanish
      Into light.

      "Acrobat's Song" an excerpt from "Circus of the Sun" by Robert Lax from
      /Love Had A Compass: Journals and Poetry/.
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