Friday, February 10, 2012

Grasping at a Love Letter

There are books that ignite my mind and creativity.
There are frosty dawns that sing beauty to my spirit.

There are homemade brownies that melt my willpower.
There are children's goodnight kisses that satisfy my soul.

I would settle for all of these displays of love
yet you, O my God, go above and beyond.

There are memories which ward off the long night's demons.
There are faithful friends whose gifts exceed my gratitude.

There are symphonies and silences that remind me to hope.
There are tides, herons, and creaking oaks that tell me stories.

I could be content to know you in these reflections
but you, O my God, are truer than all reality.

You are fire that lusts for life.
You are beauty that invites pursuit.

You are love that embarrasses human intimacy.
You are tenacity that shatters every construct of allegiance.

I should realize that words will never suffice
but for today, in adoration, I am grasping at a love letter.

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