In cross culture. People Watching. Community in the Developing World and other Places. About questions too: "Higher up and further in!" with an outreach twist? How?

Poems

img_1898The Prayer of the Tortoise

by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold

translated from French to English by Rumer Godden

 

 

 

Un peu de patience,

mon Dieu,

j’arrive!

 

 

A little patience,

O God,

I am coming.

One must take nature as she is!

It was not I who made her!

I do not mean to criticize

this house on my back —

it has its points—

but You must admit, Lord,

it is heavy to carry!

Still,

let us hope that this double enclosure,

my shell and my heart,

will never be quite shut to You.

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