Thursday, October 11, 2012

To Carry Sorrows

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To Carry Sorrows
by Gideon Burton

a meditation upon Isaiah 53:3-6 (KJV)

To carry sorrows, this the pressing weight
the press and wait, uncertain how much more
or what it's for, these carried sorrows, freight
toward a destination without shore
nor harbor, harboring the laden craft
suspended in a deepening depth, a grief
whose eddies slowly spin this shaking craft
til all is tearing, torn upon the reef.
To carry sorrows, bury sorrows deep
within the organs' darkened tissue rich
with wrong, the layered cankered cancers keep
their host and host the oily muck and pitch
and how can I abandon cells and skin
to leave these sorrows, even now, to Him?


  1. I missed the last line at first! Lovely. Maybe you'll help me like poetry more....

  2. I love this so much...especially that you included the draft. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Gideon, I love this sonnet,

    I've written a crown of sonnets based on the 7 deadly sins you might like to have a look at?

    It's a bit modern (with language issues etc...)

    Look forward to reading more of you work.