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C. S. Lewis on Prayer

"Prayer"
C. S. Lewis

Master, they say that when I seem
To be in speech with you,
Since you make no replies, it’s all a dream
--One talker aping two.

They are half right, but not as they
Imagine; rather, I
Seek in myself the things I meant to say,
And lo! The wells are dry.

Then, seeing me empty, you forsake
The Listener’s role, and through
My dead lips breath and into utterance wake
The thoughts I never knew.

And thus you neither need reply
Nor can; thus, while we seem
Two talking, thou art One forever, and I
No dreamer, but thy dream.

C. S. Lewis, Poems, p. 122-123

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