He weaves them with us.

All Saints of North America  (Second Sunday after Pentecost)



Though in the Orthodox Church November 1st is not our day to remember “All Saints,” I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity the western holy day affords, especially when Anglican priest Malcolm Guite has written a fitting poem,  Sonnet for All Saints Day. If you visit his site you might like to stay awhile and explore others of his lovely poems; for each one he posts an accompanying audio file of him reading his work. For that reason I’m sending you directly to his page, so you can hear the poet himself.

7 thoughts on “He weaves them with us.

  1. Worth the whole poem: “They stand beside us even as we grieve”

    And there’s this, about the everyday saints*: “The dark is bright / With quiet lives and steady lights undimmed”

    *a phrase borrowed from Tikhon Shevkunov, monk


  2. Oh, thank you for this poem and this website which I did not know…I especially felt drawn to:

    The dark is bright

    With quiet lives and steady lights undimmed,

    The witness of the ones we shunned and shamed.

    Plain in our sight and far beyond our seeing

    He weaves them with us in the web of being.

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