Lead

The Pillar of the Cloud

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LEAD, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
          Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home—
          Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene—one step enough for me.
…,…….
At Sea.
June 16, 1833.
John Henry Newman .

when I saw this week’ s prompt of
Haiku Horizons , I suddenly remember my all time ‘mantra’ , Lead Kindly Light of Newman . it took me thee days to write this haiku inspired by the above poem

old wooden lantern
leads me to the ancient shrine –
in broad daylight too .

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Haiku Horizons prompt “lead “
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13 thoughts on “Lead

  1. Rall

    Truly Milan I never expected to read a reference to Newman on this site. You are full of surprises.
    A fervent and profound haiku. Well done !

    Reply

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