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Trinity: An Elizabethan Sonnet about the nature of God
Posted by Douglas, Jun 20, 2010. 1203 views. ID = 3645

Trinity

Posted by Douglas, Jun 20, 2010. 1203 views. ID = 3645
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An Elizabethan sonnet:

Quatrain #1: God the Father
Quatrain #2: God the Son
Quatrain #3: God the Spirit
Couplet: Concluding observation
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Enthroned above the circle of the earth,
He guards the world entire in strength and might,
Presiding, kingly, over death and birth -
E'en tiny sparrows tumbling from their flight.
Entrenched within the bleakness of this sphere,
Hands rough and callused from unending grind,
Determined strength against each strife and fear,
And sacrificial love for weak mankind.
A quiet whisper on encircling breeze,
He groans with every sorrow life imparts;
Determined wind that sways uncertain trees
Instills His wisdom on the wave-tossed heart.
And if through fathers we know God the best,
Then I, it seems, have been most truly blessed.

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Douglas
Jun 20, 2010
I would like to point out that I've pirated a theme from C.S. Lewis, who was fascinated with the concept of the celestial spheres; each quatrain makes reference to circles, and places each part of the trinity within a different sphere.

The Father is enthroned above the circle of the earth, the Son is entrenched within the earthly sphere, and the Spirit (using one of Christ's object lessons) is the wind within the atmospheric sphere.
   ~Posted by Douglas, Jun 20, 2010



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