Poetry

Dorothy Sayers Poems – Five of Our Favorites!

Dorothy Sayers poems

This week marks the birthday of the British writer Dorothy Sayers . Sayers is mostly known for her mystery novels and her nonfiction books on faith. But the first books she published were volumes of poetry. 

Here are five of our favorite poems by Dorothy Sayers …

Most of these poems appear in:
Catholic Tales and Christian Songs
(Available to download as a FREE Ebook)

The Triumph of Christ
Dorothy Sayers

GOD met man in a narrow place,
And they scanned each other face to face.

God spoke first: “What ails you, man,
The you should look so pale and wan?”

Quoth man: “You bade me conquer harm
With no strength but this weak right arm.

“I would ride to war with a glad consent
Were I, as You, omnipotent.”

God said: “You show but little sense;
What triumph is there for omnipotence?”

Said man: “If You think it well to be
Such a thing as I, make trial and see.”

God answered him: “And if I do,
I’ll prove Me a better Man than you.”

God conquered man with His naked hands,
And bound him fast in iron bands.
 
 

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IMAGE CREDIT: From the cover of the recent Sayers biography, SUBVERSIVE by Crystal Downing


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