Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturdays with C. S. Lewis - Lewis's Resurrected Wife

Some Saturday C. S. Lewis" was introduced and explained here.  The following quote is a poem Lewis wrote on a plaque commemorating his wife, Helen Joy Davidman Lewis, after she died in 1960.  I suspect you'll also find it fitting on this Resurrection weekend.

Here the whole world (stars, water, air
And field, and forest, as they were
Reflected in a single mind)
Like cast off clothes was left behind
in ashes, yet with hope that she,
Re-born from holy poverty,
In lenten lands, hereafter may
Resume them on her Easter Day.

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