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  • Chris Williams

Friday 3rd July – Icon of the Day

And having built it

I set about furnishing it

To my taste: first moss, the grass

Annually renewed, and animals

To divert me: faces stared in

From the wild. I thought up the flowers

Then birds. I found the bacteria

Sheltering in the primordial\darkness and called them forth

To the light. Quickly the earth

Teemed. Yet still an absence

Disturbed me. I slept and dreamed

Of a likeness, fashioning it,

When I woke, to a slow

Music; in love with it

For itself, giving it freedom

To love me; risking the disappointment

‘Making’ by R S Thomas


Image: The Creation of Adam [detail] - fresco painted circa 1511 by Michelangelo (1475–1564) - Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we recall Thomas the Apostle – and that although we have not seen the risen Christ we will believe.


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