by Keith Kenney

Through all eternity love hastens
Prodding every word, insistent in its work
And poets scribble mightily
As they see merit
In what they feel
Those human words drifting the nights
To the delight of Holy Love

Friends united in rhyme praying
Distant in body, brothers at heart
Struggling heroically against themselves
Made one through Blessed Sacrament
Striving for tempo and expression
To pen infinite love in finite thoughts
Achieving only glimpses of paradise lost

The world redeemed in Thy Passions
O! Sweetest defeat!
O! Glorious surrender!
To be embraced in Thy Mercy
Released from self, filled with Thy Grace
Verse and stanza made Holy
By the touch of Thy tender ear