Poetry Please

christopher-payneLast week I was given a collection of poems by Christopher Payne, who began writing poetry on his 60th birthday. Over the next few weeks I will post some of the poems from Chris that have touched me particularly. The first I want to share with you is this one- Paradox:

Welcome to the kingdom
Where poor are blessed
Where last are first
Where death can be victory
Where separation brings closeness.

Welcome to the garden
Where lamb and lion wander
Where mist brings fruit
Where days grow cool
His voice is heard.

Welcome to the city
Where the architect is the design
Where the leaves of the avenue are for healing
Where the river is the source
Where the light is the way.

For more on Poetry from Christopher see: http://www.christopherpaynepoetry.net/

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