Christ's Enveloping Charity by Peter Menkin
by Peter Menkin 1/18/2009 / Poetry
Poem reflecting on gifts from Christ: "For God alone my soul in silence waits"
Today, Friday, I visited a woman in the health care unit of a retirement home. She asked me for a word, and I gave her these. I am thinking about them today: "For God alone my soul in silence waits;/from him comes my salvation..." (Psalm 62, BCP). The poem I post today is a personal statement about Christ and I hope has meaning for you as a believer, or if not a believer, gives you insight into the Psalm quotation noted above. It is here without changes after being posted on Frugal Poets writer's workshop. It received some nice remarks.
Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.