Trinity Knot
Poetry, Spirituality

St Patrick’s Breast Plate

St Patrick Breast Plate "Saint Patrick's Breastplate is a Christian hymn whose original Old Irish lyrics were traditionally attributed to Saint Patrick during his Irish ministry in the 5th century; however, it was probably actually written later, in the 8th century. It is written in the style of a druidic incantation for protection on a… Continue reading St Patrick’s Breast Plate

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Poetry

In the Bleak Midwinter – Poem

Text: Christina G. Rossetti, 1830-1894 Music: Gustav Holst, 1874-1934 In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain; heaven and earth shall flee… Continue reading In the Bleak Midwinter – Poem

Poetry

From A College Window – Poem

THE GLIMMER of the limes, sun-heavy, sleeping, Goes trembling past me up the College wall. Below, the lawn, in soft blue shade is keeping, The daisy-froth quiescent, softly in thrall. Beyond the leaves that overhang the street, Along the flagged, clean pavement summer-white, Passes the world with shadows at their feet Going left and right.… Continue reading From A College Window – Poem

Poetry

“Hymn” by Cædmon

“Hymn” by Cædmon 7th Century AD Now let me praise             the keeper of Heaven's kingdom, the might of the Creator,         and his thought, the work of the Father of glory,     how each of wonders the Eternal Lord             established in the beginning. He first created        … Continue reading “Hymn” by Cædmon