Monday, October 08, 2007

Little Jesus by Francis Thompson

(Click on the poem to read it.)

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the few poets who speaks to me is the sad Catholic Francis Thompson. Thompson wrote almost all of his poetry during the four years of his life when he wasn't consumed with his addictions. My dad introduced him to me by way of his most well-known poem, The Hound of Heaven.

I found a book of his poems in a used bookstore years ago. A few months before Silvi was born, I stumbled across the poem Little Jesus. It touched me with its sweetness.

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