“As Barth”: Entry #1

We have our first entry in the “As Barth” poem contest, submitted by Dan of On Journeying with those in Exile!

As Barth

Make of me no Barthian
God of Tri-dash-Unity,
Cause me not to speak of him,
But, like him, speak of Thee.

Make of me no Barthian,
Obsessing over Church Dogmatics,
But let me see what Karl knew,
Prayer as theology’s true radix.

Make me, God, as Karl was,
Dependent and yet confident,
That our Lord will ever guide us,
In his action-as-event.

Make me like thy Triune Self,
Give me not a Barth’s verbosity,
Instead of writing thirteen volumes,
I’d be happy writing three!

Make me like a Barth, O God,
A witness to both Church and State,
Reminding all that in thy love,
Thou art truly great.


The contest will end on July 4, at which point we will have a poll to decide who is the winner. If you wish to enter the contest, email me here. See the original post for more information. If you have a blog, please pass along the information about the contest!

Comments

WTM said…
Not bad. I give it three out of five stars. This is the benchmark for all that is to come!

(Yeah, I'm going to be a tough judge...)

:-)
::aaron g:: said…
Dan, love the line:
Instead of writing thirteen volumes,
I’d be happy writing three!
Ben Myers said…
Nice work, Dan -- and I love those lines about "writing three" volumes!