Covenant of my life Notre Dame Abbey, Tarrawarra, February 1973
on the paddock outside the old cottage at Tarrawarra,
in the sun,
as the wind blew light and cool in a cloudless sky,
overlooking the flood plains of the Yarra and the cattle –
– then the desire was given and the promise made:
the desire of outpouring myself,
so I said,
with arms outstretched and face raised upwards,
for the sake of men;
And the promise made so solidly, so really,
that I should inherit a kingdom.
A contract, a covenant,
on one side my desire,
on the other God’s promise,
that the earth should be my kingdom and men my trophy.
Abraham at Tarrawarra.