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John DeBona
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**Spera in Deo** Poem of the Week

Post by John DeBona » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:04 pm

Winner: Poem of the Week: May 8, 2011
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Suddenly and out of nowhere
Thoughts draped in blackened robes
Lead me to the altar of bleeding faith
I carry the chalice with pall.
Heart pounding like a drum
Covered with rags of torment
Sweat beading my soul cries out
Deus,deus meus: quare tristis es, anima mea, et quare conturbas me?"


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But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be no more.
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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by marieclaire » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:30 am

You capture the duality of faith and suffering, or perhaps faith is to suffer? I love your images upon the alter. My absolute favorite line was:
Lead me to the altar of bleeding faith
I will admit I could only read a few words of the Latin, but I like challenges.
After some searching I found the words in Psalm 42.

This is a great poem which (perhaps due to the Latin) felt like it may take place in the Middle Ages.

Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.

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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by John DeBona » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:08 pm

Thank you MarieClaire
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be no more.
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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by Tony Fiona » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Dómine, exáudi oratiónem meam.
Et clamor meus ad te véniat.
ad nauseum

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A race that don't fit in
They break the hearts of kith and kin
and roam the world at will. " ------------Robert Service
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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by John DeBona » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:49 pm

et cum spiritu tuo
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be no more.
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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by heinzs » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:16 pm

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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by marieclaire » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:02 pm

RITUS EXORCIZANDI OBSESSOS A DÆMONIO

We've all got them.

http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/latin/latin040.htm

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Re: Spera in Deo

Post by heinzs » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:32 pm

It is our inner daemons that drive us. Some will use them to create for the greater good, become poets, lovers and philanthropists. Others will allow themselves to slide into the darker seams of the fabric. The ultimate choice is theoretically ours, unless one believes in determinism.

Cheers!

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Re: **Spera in Deo** Poem of the Week

Post by hope1994 » Mon May 09, 2011 5:18 pm

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Re: **Spera in Deo** Poem of the Week

Post by Tony Fiona » Mon May 09, 2011 8:35 pm

good write great choice
congratulations
" There's a race of men that can't stay still
A race that don't fit in
They break the hearts of kith and kin
and roam the world at will. " ------------Robert Service
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