Variations on Masefield and Lamentations

We had to go down to the sea again

to inhale the tide and sky.

And all we asked was for a bit of rest

And to watch our dreams sail by.

Dawn breaks in as routines fade,

Gray thoughts sharpen and shine.

We had to go down to the sea again

Where God whispers audible:




I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,

the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.

I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—

the feeling of hitting the bottom.

But there’s one other thing I remember,

and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:

God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,

his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.

They’re created new every morning.

How great your faithfulness!

I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).

He’s all I’ve got left.

God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,

to the woman who diligently seeks.

It’s a good thing to quietly hope,

quietly hope for help from God.

It’s a good thing when you’re young

to stick it out through the hard times.

Lamentations 3:19-26 (MSG)

One thought on “Variations on Masefield and Lamentations

  1. This is lovely, Amy! Your words and the pictures. Though we carry Jesus in our hearts and He is everywhere we are, there are still those special places we find where He touches us softer and deeper.

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