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Time to be slow

for SSAATTBB a cappella


Time to be slow

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Theme
Secular
Setting
SSAATTBB a cappella
Composed
London, 2020
Author of the text
John O’Donohue
Copyright of the text
Copyright © 2008, Random House.
Language
English
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About the poem

Time to be slow is a poem by John O’Donohue.

About the poet

John O’Donohue (1956–2008) was an Irish poet.


Time to be slow, by John O’Donohue

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.