Tattered / ‘Giobalach’

                                                TATTERED -   (‘GIOBALACH’*)                                                                                            

A tattered

scattered spirit,


every which way

but in.

What din

I’m in.

The threads

now raw

I’ll gather up

and knit again

this garment

for my Lord.

Come back my rambled soul,

be still, be whole

before you work again.

What use a broken dish

to feed

a multitude.

It’s time to mend,

to tend.

Seamus Devitt, C.Ss.R.

* ”Giobalach”  is a descriptive Gaelic word, describing the tattered appearance of somebody.











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