Archive for October 2nd, 2014

To leave Egypt is to come to God

To come to God is to leave Egypt.

– eab, ’04 (or after)

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An open field not hindered by a fence

But rolling on to the horizon,

And a wooded land without a zone

Or a deep valley forest that is dense;


Are each, in its separated way,

More enhanced and enchanted by a path;

If large or small be the limits it hath,

It matters not, or if made at night or day.


Paths are used by animals of many kinds:

Milk cows, horses, rabbits, and rats

Wild deer, sheep, and the proverbial ants;

Each path so different in what it finds.


Trails and paths are enjoyed and needed by man

Whither in foreign, or native wood or field.

Each to him a different scene may yield

And make going easier where they can.


Paths are made by treading and wear

In various places, be it valley or hill,

Or by a spring or along a rill;

And are used till they become bare.

– eab, Oct. ’64

[1] This is the first poem, written as an adult, for which I have a copy. (One handed in for a college class was not returned.)

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The Baptist Missionary Society was founded this date, 10/2/1782, in London, England.  This first modern mission society was started by William Carey when he was just 21 years of age.  He later became England’s first great missionary to India. Cary is known for more than one quote but one of the most famous is –

“Expect great things from God – Attempt great things for God.”

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