June 20, 2008
As promised, a gem from The Beauty of God. Here is a stanza from Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner's "Nunc Dimittis" -- part of a series of post 9/11 poems based on a funeral liturgy:
We will follow the coffin back down the aisle
trusting the dead to the extravagance of dust
from which they came, knowing God breathed
dust to life and will so do again.