Heart of world

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heart of light
blue light
white fur a shimmer and shelter

dark and dazzle
erupt and jostle
so strong, so long, so longing

benign your spirit
stays and stays
beyond all fair and reason

in a thousand years we’ll get it
serve you, save you
if we can


Do you have better words for this desperate feeling?

When I saw these clouds, they instantly summoned lines from Gerard Manly Hopkins’ poem “God’s Grandeur”— I know my words will never come within cooee of his:

Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.

pic & poem by rachel mcalpine cc-by-4.0

 

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