November 16, 2003

 

do I weigh least at noon

when sun by pluck and earth by push

together conspire to remove me from this ball

or do I weigh least at night

when Earth its spin and curve about its Sun

work to throw me further than in the day

 

do I weigh most at night

when earth and sun united pull

at my feet to plant them firmly in this soil

or do I weigh most at day

when Earth’s orbit would press me close

to the soil that stops my outward leap

 

a multiplicity of forces

act on me each moment anew

were it not for the grace of God

I've no idea where I'd land 

Written in response to a chapter from

“The Gagging of God” by D. A. Carson