Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ingredient 24 - Bibles

Great.  Just after having to face "Forgiving," I now get slapped in my third-eye with Ingredient 24..."Bibles."  Peeeeeerfect.

So, what I have decided to do with this List item is write it up in prose.  The reason: b/c to even attempt to explain how and why "bibles" landed a spot among the other ingredients that make up a big-ass, mega-pot of Life Stew is an endeavor better saved for...oh, say: a novel.  OR, a four-part literary series (due to be released sometime before I die...I hope).  How does a non-Christian come to know so much about the Bible?  I'll tell you...

So much promise hidden by the belief
that we are delivered and then estranged;
Yet the same breath that forgets
anoints and awakens
the Architect within.

Time and sacrifice prescribed: intermittent relief
of the scattered, the gathered, and arranged;
The Begotten - now forgotten - left to beget
the eroded and forsaken,
the wrecking-ball within.

Wayward uncertainty laid down in stone
with chisels desperate for salvation;
Silence for distraction: a merchant lost & found
between sand and constellations,
filling the Chalice within.

A Tree to climb Eternal, in wholeness stands alone
transforming challenge to contemplation;
Dancing without motion, Singing without a sound
such Movement (!) without vibration,
Full from the Stillness within.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not smart enough to decipher the deeper meaning of your poem. But even on a purely shallow surface level, I like it.

    I know it doesn't sound like it, but that was meant to be a compliment.