For the next couple of days I am poet in residence at ‘Refresh’ the Chelmsford Diocesan Conference. this morning I read out a poem called ‘Good Measure, from my most recent collection Parable and Paradox. Its a poem about the pleroma the sheer overflowing abundance of God’s generous love. and it was written in response to those beautiful words of Jesus in Lukes Gospel:
Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.
Here it is, together with a recording which you can hear by clicking on the title or the ‘play button’
More than good measure, measure of all things
Pleroma overflowing to our need,
Fullness of glory, all that glory brings,
Unguessed-at blessing, springing…
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