I Hold My Heart as a Gourd Print
Written by Sherry   
Sunday, 05 December 2010 17:21

I think that this is going to be a Jessica Powers Advent.  Here's another poem from the 1940's.

 

I hold my heart as a gourd filled with love,

ready to pour upon humanity,

not that I see each one as my neighbor

though veiled with strangeness or enmity,

and not that it is my secret minds

multiplied almost to infinity.

Thought this to love a proper cause might be,

not in these words is my love defined.


I hope my heart as a gourd ready to pour

upon all those who live.

Not that I see each one as come from God

and to my soul His representative,

but that God inhabits what He loves

and what His love sustains, and hence I see

in each soul that may brush against my soul

God Who looks out at me.