Friday, April 11, 2014

"God the Artist" by Dag Hammarskjӧld

"God the Artist"

You take the pen
and the lines dance.
You take the flute,
and the notes shimmer.
You take the brush,
and the colours sing.
So all things have meaning and beauty
in that space beyond time where you are.
How, then, can I hold back anything from you?

Dag Hammarskjӧld (1905-1961)
Secretary-General of the United Nations (1953-1961)
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Portrait of Dag Hammarskjöld, 1959.

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Grace and peace,
Virginia Knowles


  1. have long loved Hammarskjӧld
    thank you for reminding me!

  2. wonderful quote virginia:) i came here from sunday community.

  3. Love that photo of those "watermelon leaves"...we have those in Florida. Precious pink center hearts...with green "life" outlined in our lives also! Link friend on @the Sunday Community.

  4. Jennifer, I live in Florida, too, a little north of Orlando. My son took this photo on our trip to Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park. There are more photos linked near the bottom of this post.

  5. Thanks for sharing this poem.