Theology Part 4: Psalm

God, my love is vapour,
            my heart’s dust.
I pass and fade like dew,
                       like day;
            I tremble like the dawn.

God, my all is empty,
            I have no
grace to give my neighbour or
                        give You.
            So be my everything –

be constant when I fade,
            constant in
my nothingness, my sapping
                        strength, my
            faithless, lovelessness.

2 thoughts on “Theology Part 4: Psalm

    1. Good question! I started with the idea for the first poem (“Theology Part 1”) then it began to evolve from there, and I realised that there was scope to follow the four parts of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” (each of my poems uses Coltrane’s titles). The last part is the only one though that I wrote to fit the music. And obviously I tried to match the emotional range of the Psalms.

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