heart of 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