I love this and took it off a friend’s blog – Now Through A Glass Darkly
Does only splendid light hide You? This
dreadful body of death covers as well;
such heaviness since I said, “I, only I, am left,
who follow you wholly!” Such darkness
from self-martyrdom and man-fearing!
Now I am abandoned, forsaken,
facing fierce wickedness, alone.
Except for traitor memory that
dredges up my Jezebels– again!
And do I forget that You are
not in fire, not in wind, not in tremors?
No, only in this delicious stillness
that rescues a humbled man;
So I fall into the splendor
of the Father; in His embrace
exchange impoverishment for
promised rest, a prophet’s mantle
for nourishment of bread.
Another is anointed to wonders;
I am taken up by a Voice that feeds.