On words

The poets understand God.

For it is they who can play

with words in the deep

awareness that words are

inadequate to the task of

describing God. Poets see

that words can only be etched

in sand. For it is the task of each

generation to fill the water’s edge

with all we can say about God

and then to sit quietly, enjoying

the waves of the incoming tide

wash away our greatest thoughts

in the deep resonance of God’s

laughter. To feel the deep joy of

a parent for a child who offers his

best effort; who delights in the delight

of that young one who sees his

gift admired by the eyes of Love.

21 August 2015

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