Five Dialogues: 1 With All Your Heart

I am so thankful to have been introduced to Dr. Malcolm Guite’s wonderful poetry through my professor at HBU, Dr. Holly Ordway. This is from his latest collection of sonnets, Parable and Paradox. Click on the post to hear him read it.  Enjoy!

Malcolm Guite

Parable and Paradox hi resAs part of the run up to the launch on June 14th of my new book of poetry Parable and Paradox, I am going to post here some of the poems you can find in the book. I am starting with a series of five dialogues  I have written about the two great commandments, in which I try to explore what it means to love with all the heart, all the soul, all the strength, all the mind. these sonnets take the form of a conversation between the speaker and Christ. I say ‘the speaker’ because although I use the first person in the opening of each of these poems and I certainly speak with my own heart and soul, I hope that the reader too will be able to identify with the opening voice in each sonnet and so also be able to hear Christ replying to them in…

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