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Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Psalm For The Day From Jack Kerouac.

Oh god how I rejoice in sorrows now, as though I had asked You for them, and You had handed them to me, how I rejoice in these sorrows. Like steel I will be, God, growing harder in the forge-fires, grimmer, harder, better: as you direct, Oh lost Lord, as you direct: let me find You now, like new joy at morning, like a horse in his meadows in the morning seeing the master a-coming across the grass--Like steel, I am now, God, like steel, you have made me strong and hopeful.

Strike me and I will ring like a bell!

From Jack Kerouac Windblown World. The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954.


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