What then?

What if you slept? 

And what if,

In your sleep 

You dreamed? 

And what if, 

In your dream, 

You went to Heaven 

And there plucked 

A strange and 

Beautiful flower? 

And what if, 

When you awoke, 

You had the flower 

In your hand? 

Ah … what then?

(Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist, Jesus Freak, Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, spiritual director, life coach, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, writer, husband, father, grandfather, dog-sitter

Posted on June 19, 2022, in Christianity. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mary Hatzenbehler

    I’ll answer a poem with a poem:

    A man saw a ball of gold in the sky;
    He climbed for it,
    And eventually he achieved it—
    It was clay.

    Now this is the strange part:
    When the man went to the earth
    And looked again,
    Lo, there was the ball of gold.

    Now this is the strange part:
    It was a ball of gold.
    Aye, by the heavens, it was a ball of gold.

    Stephen Crane (1871-1900)


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