The Kingdom by R.S. Thomas

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    youRprecious! Antiquities Friend

    Came across this just now - I think it's wonderful, and the best part is that it is also true :)

    The Kingdom by R.S. Thomas

    It’s a long way off but inside it

    There are quite different things going on:

    Festivals at which the poor man is king and

    The consumptive is healed; mirrors in which the blind look

    At themselves and love looks at them back; and industry

    Is for mending the bent bones and the minds fractured by life.

    It’s a long way off, but to get there takes no time and admission

    Is free, if you will purge yourself of desire and present yourself with your

    need only, and the simple offering of your faith, green as a leaf.

    Mending the minds fractured by life ......... oh, isn't this just wonderful?? That's my only goal now, and encompasses everything :)
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