In the Nursery by Helen Allingham

Yesterday I sent a guest post on Psalm 23 and D. H. Lawrence's poem, Pax to my friend Robin Bate's blog, Better Living Through Beowulf. The Shpherd/King David compares himself to a sheep, the Lord as shepherd. The poet Lawrence imagines himself a cat, and the Living Lord the master/mistress who sits at the "board," (dining table) overseeing the house of the living. In both cases, the invitation is to be at peace, cared for by a powerful and loving God.

I also mention another psalm, to which the picture above alludes. For the entire post, click here.
5/22/2012 06:07:33 pm

I wanted to thank you for this post, which I read the day after my best friend died of cancer. I was familiar with the psalms but the Lawrence poem was new to me and really struck a chord.

5/22/2012 06:47:20 pm

Thanks for your comment, Marty. I'm glad to hear that the Lawrence poem was meaningful. I love the sense of rest and peace the image evokes.


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