A sonnet for Trinity Sunday

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Continuing my cycle of sonnets for the Church year. Here is one for Trinity Sunday. As usual you can hear the poem by clicking on the ‘play’ button if it appears or on the link to audioboo after the sonnet.

Trinity Sunday

In the Beginning, not in time or space,
But in the quick before both space and time,
In Life, in Love, in co-inherent Grace,
In three in one and one in three, in rhyme,
In music, in the whole creation story,
In His own image, His imagination,
The Triune Poet makes us for His glory,
And makes us each the other’s inspiration.
He calls us out of darkness, chaos, chance,
To improvise a music of our own,
To sing the chord that calls us to the dance,
Three notes resounding from a single tone,
To sing the End in whom we all begin;
Our God beyond, beside us and within.

http://audioboo.fm/boos/390060-trinity-sunday

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7 responses to “A sonnet for Trinity Sunday

  1. Ken Evans

    There is as resonance here with one of my books, “Handbook of the Soul ” Of technologies of the Soul. Amazon , Google Etc. I am a Psychologist teaching Philosophy, and I search for `connections, I like your web site, regards Ken

  2. Ken Evans

    There is as resonance here with one of my books, “Handbook of the Soul ” Of technologies of the Soul. Amazon , Google Etc. I am a Psychologist teaching Philosophy, and I search for `connections,

  3. Charles Twombly

    Wonderful, lovely, deep. “In LIfe, in Love, In co-inherent Grace….” No gloss required for that or any other lines, but my “Rublev talk” might encourage further reflection and adoration:

    http://liturgicalcredo.com/CharlesTwomblyJuneJuly2007.html

  4. All’inizio nè nel tempo nè nello spazio
    Ma nella scintilla prima dello spazio e del tempo,
    In Vita, in Amore, in Grazia co-inerente,
    Nel tre in uno, nell’uno in tre, nella rima,
    Nella musica, nell’intera storia della Creazione
    Nella Sua immagine, nella Sua immaginazione,
    Il Poeta Trina ci plasma per la Sua gloria.
    E fa di ognuno l’ispirazione dell’altro.
    Ci chiama fuor del buio, caos, azzardo
    A fare la nostra musica improvvisa
    A cantare l’armonia che ci chiama alla danza,
    Tre note da un singolo tono,
    A cantare il Fine nel quale noi iniziamo;
    Nostro Dio, al di là, accanto e dentro di noi.

  5. Lynn Severance

    Malcolm – I so appreciated your sonnet prayer for Tinitty Sunday.
    You captured the essence of our Three-in-One to perfection.
    I am so glad to be on your mailing list!
    Lynn

  6. Reading and re-reading this, I am gradually getting dangerously close to transgressing the tenth Commandment.

  7. Another quite lovely sonnet

    Richard

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