Thank you to St. Georgian Beth Spragins for her original poem “At Evensong”. Beth wrote this poem in response to the question, “What I love about St. George’s”.
(A Rannaigheacht Ghairid, a traditional Gaelic form)
Softens corners of the night,
Stills my mind to meditate
And await the whispered might
Of the One
Who extinguishes the sun
With a painting in the sky.
Lullabies of love begun
Echo in the ebb and flow
Of tidal tunes that retreat
With silver heat of moon glow.
My torch fails.
Dark devours the altar rails,
Hides the beauty of the grace
That fills this place when faith pales.
Lamps burn bright!
You come, put despair to flight,
And your hands that hold the dove
Serve with love by candlelight.
Copyright © Elizabeth Spencer Spragins 2019