The Weaver

by Grant Colfax Tullar
(New Jersey)

Man's life is laid in the loom of time
To a pattern he does not see,
While the Weaver works and the shuttles fly
Till the dawn of eternity.

Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
And some with threads of gold,
While often but the darker hues
Are all that they may hold.

But the Weaver watches with skillful eye
Each shuttle fly to and fro,
And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
As the loom moves sure and slow.

God surely planned the pattern:
Each thread, the dark and fair,
Is chosen by His master skill
And placed in the web with care.

He only knows its beauty,
And guides the shuttles which hold
The threads so unattractive,
As well as the threads of gold.

Not till each loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God reveal the pattern
And explain the reason why

The dark threads were as needful
In the Weaver's skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
For the pattern which He planned.

-Grant Colfax Tullar, 1869-1950

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Feb 19, 2011
Poetry Contest
by: NuWine Press

It is poetry like this that has inspired me to participate in NuWine Press' Poetry contest for LGBT Christians and others they're going to publish an anthology this year of the winning poems and offer it for sale on Amazon. If you'd like to check it out go to

God Bless You!!

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