. The Verbum Dei Retreat Centre on the Isle of Wight aims to be a place of encounter with God We took the ferry; darkness closed; Warm lights ahead; who knew the way? Crowded in a car, pilgrims led For God knows what to Verbum Dei. They took the register; let slip The code that led to where we’d stay--- A bowl of soup and fellowship, And God knows what at Verbum Dei. We all recall Marita’s eyes, And songs reminding us to pray: Right glad that God invited us To God knows what at Verbum Dei. Somewhere between the mind and soul, Between the night and brand new day, There is the space Christ occupies For God knows who at Verbum Dei. Almighty God, You made the world--- So clear You are in what You say; Yet still mind struggles, reels, rejects--- Teach us, God knows, from Verbum Dei. . . James Sale is a worldwide thought leader on motivation: he has had 4 books on the topic published by Routledge, and over 700 management consultants in 15 countries use his products. James is also a feature writer on culture for The Epoch Times. He has written poetry for over 50 years and has had 9 collections published. He won First Prize in the Society’s 2017 Competition and his next collection, The English Cantos Volume 1: HellWard is due shortly. For more on this, go to https://englishcantos.home.blog. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.