Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Hound of Heaven

This short film is based on "The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson. It is a 182 line poem about how God pursues us.
I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
   I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
   Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.
             Up vistaed hopes I sped;
             And shot, precipitated,
Adown Titanic glooms of chasmed fears,
   From those strong Feet that followed, followed after.
             But with unhurrying chase,
             And unperturb√®d pace,
     Deliberate speed, majestic instancy,
             They beat—and a Voice beat
             More instant than the Feet—
     'All things betray thee, who betrayest Me'.

1 comment:

Julia said...

There's another current short film called the Hound of Heaven - by Kurosawa's son.


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