Friday, June 17, 2016

Poem: “A Prayer Poem” By C. S. Lewis (British, 1898 –1963)

Master, they say that when I seem
To be in speech with you,
Since you make no replies, it’s all a dream –
One talker aping two.

They are half right, but not as they
Imagine; rather, I
Seek in myself the things I meant to say,
And lo! The wells are dry.

Then, seeing me empty, you forsake
The Listener’s role, and through
My dead lips breathe into utterance wake
The thoughts I never knew.

And thus you neither reply
Nor can; thus, while we seem
Two talking, thou are One forever, and I
No dreamer, but thy dream.