Thursday 9th July - Icon of the Day
I have this that I must do
One day: overdraw on my balance
Of air, and breaking the surface
Of water go down into the green
Darkness to search for the door
To myself in dumbness and blindness
And uproar of scared blood
At the eardrums. There are no signposts
There but bones of the dead
Conger, no light but the pale
Phosphorus, where the slow corpses
Swag. I must go down with the poor
Purse of my body and buy courage.
Paying for it with the coins of my breath.
‘This to do’ by R S Thomas
Image: Woodland Pool, Glynllifon, North Wales
Photo by Eric Jones, used under licence CC BY-SA 2.0
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for peace and reconciliation among the nations, in the Church and in our community.
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