This week we launch our eighth animated reading. The next five weeks of blog posts will draw from themes in this poem. If you like the video, please share with others.
Troubled traveler seeking solutions –
Thoughts racing, heart pounding, noisy life’s
Questions demanding answers, body exhausted.
Crickets sing, brooks bubble, trees rustle…
Awkward silence succumbs
To comfortable quietness… until
HOLY HUSH CRASHES IN LIKE A WAVE!
Eyes open, ears unstop, time halts,
A world within a world slips into sight.
Former vision fades to perfect perspective –
Purpose discovered, destiny unlocked, and meaning defined
In just a glance.
Ears now opened to the Voice of God framed in moonlit
Sky etched by a heavenward reach of
Tree topped silhouettes.
Oh, how lovely the frame… yet such beauty
Only paled before the glorious Voice contained within.
This is what was heard:
“LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!”
Love eternal, love divine –
Always present, rarely observed.
Here I stood, here I basked,
As though time had
Stopped and all remaining was this River of Love
Flowing from the very
Struggles disappeared, perspective released,
Anxiety melted, hope born,
Fear fled, faith felt,
Heart’s motives laid bare –
Intentions respectable, now despicable –
Motives honorable, now awful –
Good, now ghastly.
Simply sitting in awestruck silence,
Silence so sacred, quiet so thick,
Movement so foreign –
I sat, stared, and dared not move.
In holy desperation I cried,
“Change me! Change me! Change me!”
Slight breeze soon became strong wind,
Visible invisible became
Invisible as before.
Crickets sang, brooks bubbled, trees rustled…
Holy world now veiled again
Except for heart’s fire contained within –
The life of this one, though fully mortal,
Ruined by a glance of heavenly LOVE’S portal.
Though still invisible
The Voice infinitely indelible…
And still I cry,
“Change me, change me, change me…”
This poem (by David Trementozzi) has been adapted from the poem by the same name in, David Trementozzi, Light for the Dark Night: Embracing a Heart of Holy Desperation (Maitland, Fl.: Xulon, 2005).