Welcome to “Poetry for the Summer.” Today’s blog is from my book “a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder.”
eyes wide open for a blinding trust;
exploding fragments from the center;
daring strength to stand and enter,
yet, in part, resist the thrust.
clothed for battle, the cause defend;
wings at rest to glide on wind,
ever driven by the flowing
of the surge of a distant world.
twists and turns and trials often;
mountain search for shining gold;
whispers now of tales long told,
when hardness slowly starts to soften.
notice nails and thorns and spear;
open wide for the crystal clear.
trusting eyes now blind but growing
in the sight of a distant world.
overtures that hide their faces;
overriding fact with fiction;
overwhelming empty spaces,
long ago but not so far,
a passing glimpse of a door ajar,
led to love that missed its showing
at the sign of a distant world.