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By candlelight and in stillness – Michael Leunig

National Poetry day 2019

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Love and Fear – Michael Leunig

There are only two feelings.
Love and fear.
There are only two languages.
Love and fear.
There are only two activities.
Love and fear.
There are only two motives,
two procedures two frameworks,
two results.
Love and fear.
Love and fear.



Through the darkness and mystery – Leunig

Notre chemin de vérité de Michael Leuning

La version française suit le texte en anglais

Live slowly

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Prayer for Springtime


Dear God,

We celebrate spring’s returning and the rejuvenation of the natural world.
Let us be moved by this vast and gentle insistence that goodness shall return,
that warmth and life shall succeed.
Help us to understand our place in this miracle.
Let us see that as a bird now builds its nest, bravely,
with bits and piece, so we must build human faith.
It is our simple duty;
it is the highest art;
it is our natural and vital role within the miracle of spring;
the creation of faith.


Michael Leunig When I Talk to You: A Cartoonist Talks to God

more Clarity in my Heart please.


God help us to find our confession.

God help us to find our confession;
The truth within us which is hidden from our mind;
The beauty or the ugliness we see elsewhere
But never in ourselves;
The stowaway which has been smuggled
Into the dark side of the heart,
Which puts the heart off balance and causes it pain,
Which wearies and confuses us,
Which tips us in false directions and inclines us to destruction,
The load which is not carried squarely
Because it is carried in ignorance.
God help us to find our confession.
Help us across the boundary of our understanding.
Lead us into the darkness that we may find what lies concealed;
That we may confess it towards the light;
That we may carry our truth in the centre of our heart;
That we may carry our cross wisely
And bring harmony into our life and our world.


Michael Leunig

Dieu aide-nous à trouver notre chemin de vérité

Dieu aide-nous à trouver notre chemin de vérité;
L’essence de nous-même qui échappe à notre esprit;
La beauté ou la laideur que nous voyons ailleurs
Mais jamais en nous.
Le passager clandestin qui a été caché
Dans le côté obscur de notre cœur,
Qui le déséquilibre et le fait souffrir,
Qui nous confond et qui nous lasse,
Qui nous fait prendre de mauvaises directions et nous incline à la destruction,
Le poids qui n’est pas bien ajusté
Parce qu'il est porté dans l'ignorance.
Dieu aide-nous à trouver notre chemin de vérité.
Aide-nous au-delà des limites de notre compréhension.
Conduis-nous à travers les ténèbres afin que nous puissions trouver ce qui s’y dissimule ;
Afin que nous puissions le porter vers la lumière;
Afin que notre vérité demeure dans notre cœur;
Afin que nous puissions porter notre croix avec sagesse
Et apporter l'harmonie dans notre vie et dans notre monde.


Version française Margot Krebs Neale