Day 6: Monday
Having been tenant long to a rich Lord,
Not thriving, I resolvéd to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th' old.
In heaven at his manor I him sought:
They told me there, that he was lately gone
About some land, which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession.
I straight returned, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts;
In cities, theaters, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth
Of thieves and murderers: there I him espied,
Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died.
words and thoughts do both express this notion,
That has with the sun a double motion.
The first straight, and our diurnal friend,
The other and does obliquely bend.
One life is wrapped flesh, and tends to earth:
The other winds towards , whose happy birth
Taught me to live here so, still one eye
Should aim and shoot at that which on high:
Quitting with daily labor all pleasure,
To gain at harvest an eternal .
Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.
Music Interpretation: "Coloss 3.3" by Red Dragon