How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea?

Saturday Morning in Herefordshire

Saturday Evening at London Bridge

Some of my readers will already know that I was walking through London Bridge and Borough Market last Saturday minutes before the terror attack. I was on my way to the Dean of Southwark’s house having been invited to preach at Pentecost at the Cathedral. Instead we were all caught up in the ensuing emergency. I have written a reflection on it for ‘Poet’s Corner‘, my column in the Church Times and they have posted it early and kindly provided a link, so readers of my blog may like to read that reflection Here

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/9-june/comment/columnists/poet-s-corner

13 Comments

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13 responses to “How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea?

  1. Beauty is all we have to counteract rage…..as Keats said, beauty is truth, truth beauty…that is all we need to know. Blessings, Malcolm.

  2. Helena

    Thank you for such an honest reflection … the Shakespeare quote really resonates with me.

  3. Tanya Marlow

    Thank you for this

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  4. Hard indeed to hold Saturday morning and Saturday evening together. But it is what we must do if we are to find the truth in both, and if there is to be a translation ‘out of death to birth’. Thank you for your poetry, it helps. I am glad not all your words on Pentecost were left unsaid.

  5. Gwen M Adshead

    So glad you are safe but grieving for the beautiful lives cut down. thank you for your reflection

  6. Deborah Smyth

    Thank you for this – I am embarrassed and ashamed by our current US “head of state’s” response. We love you!

  7. Rebecca Scott

    Thank you Malcolm – beautifully inspired and inspiring.

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  9. Beth

    praying and thanx

  10. Your commentary is lovely, Malcolm… and much needed. Thank you!

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