How Might I, in Faith, Do as You Ask

Music: Serenade for Strings.
By Antonin Dvorak.
Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra at The Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike license.

Subscribe to this site on YouTube

Subscribe to get a poem sent to you each day by email

Hear me read
the poem as
an MP3 file.

Watch me read
the poem as
an MP4 file.

Alpha List

Jewish Poems

Poems for the
High Holy Days


About This

Poems for

Copyright by
Nicholas Gordon

How might I, in faith, do as You ask?
Innocent, I hung upon Your Word,
Great with the intention to be good.
However, here we go a different way.

How might I remove the righteous mask,
Opening my heart to the absurd,
Letting go what shibboleths I would,
Yet holding on to what I have to say.

Deliver me, then, naked to this task,
And turn away, Whom I so long have served.
Yearning to repent, as well I should,
So let me see myself in my own gaze.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

[about this site] [poems for free] [poem of the day]
[site policy] [about me] [links]