Sunday, April 29, 2007

This God, the Ground of Being...
by Peter Menkin

When reading the prayer of a man long gone, from a book,
one joins across many years
the imagination and dreams, many hopes of a man
and entreats God, the Christ,
in the same way and words

so they become ones own. This is a short experience
to be remembered.
Some people want to be with Christ, his spirit, all the day
and long through the day, which lasts for such a while
they speak to the Lord and offer their innermost thoughts,

small details. We can be so intimate with this God, who cares
about human beings.
Merciful and faithful is this God, the Triune everlasting

wonderous, generous one of unknown being, yet ground of being,
that is the essence of ourselves and the basic thing us
within. A reality that is the great reality. Tell of Him, this source
and maker of the world and all that is in it. Reflection of Him,

this God, Son, Holy Spirit.
Does this story remind you,
reader, of the possibilities you have tasted,
that you know and can say is part of the wisdom that is experience.
The joy that comes, we can see. See what is unseeable.

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1 comment:

John said...

Thank you for the link to your blog that you posted over on the Monastic Life group. I enjoyed a full tour of your web site and the conversation with you through your poems.