Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hot Rod Anglican: a poem to his wife

I left this comment at his blog:

My Lenten discipline this year is ruthless dedication to dates with my wife each week. Thank you for this. It is timely and encouraging for my soul.

Hot Rod Anglican: The Figurehead

The Figurehead

I am my true love's head, but she the neck:
The crown of Christ's authority I wear.
But she, by will or whimsy, doth direct
All motions of the crown, the head, the hair.

That God created man a quadruped,
Beloved brother Gilbert taught us well!
But which shall be the tail, and which the head?
And how to steer this monster, who can tell?

To all her wifely wisdom, I submit.
But, is such abdication not unjust?
How so, if I employ her sense and wit?
If in my love my heart doth safely trust?

May God, by Whose great wisdom we were wed,
Have mercy upon me, a figurehead.

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