No Time for God, Silence

I have two poems to share with you today. (that’s all) I have to memorize these poems. (!)


No Time For God

By Norman L. Trott

No time for God?
What fools we are, to clutter up
Our lives with common things
And leave without heart’s gate
The Lord of Life and Life itself
Our God.

No time for God?
As soon to say, no time
To eat or sleep or love or die.
Take time for God
Or you shall dwarf your soul,
And when the angel death
Comes knocking at your door,
A poor misshapen thing you’ll be
To step into eternity.

Taken from my school book,

Level Seven Course Companion, The Good & the Beautiful, by Jenny Phillips page 9


And this one I’ve already memorized:

Silence

By Edgar Guest

I did not argue with the man
It seemed a waste of words.
He gave to chance the wondrous plan
That gave sweet songs to birds.

He gave to force the wisdom wise
That shaped the honeybee,
And made the useful butterflies
So beautiful to see.

And as we walked beneath splendid trees
Wich cast a friendly shade,
He said: “Such miracles as these
By accident were made.”

Too well I know what accident
And chance and force disclose
To think blind furry could invent
The beauty of a rose.

I let him talk and answered not.
I merely thought it odd
That he could view a garden plot
And not believe in God.

Taken from my school book,

Level Seven Course Companion, The Good & the Beautiful, by Jenny Phillips page 7


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