That One
by Alice B. Clagett

Here is the spoken poem (1) :https://youtu.be/zCOpdsmskrU

That One Who, ages past, lit these stars
     in a dark sky

 And Who, in time to come,
     shall snuff them out again 

Who moved those mountains there
     up from the cold earth 

And stirs, like blue light, across the faces
     of the holy congregation        

Who shines in sunlight on the morning grass 

Whispers to cicadas on the breeze 

Runs with the horses in the field 

And Who, Vast as He is, and Wonderful,
     flows, like a river,
          through this warp of time and space 

That One
     dwells in my heart,
     speaks to my soul with every breath I breathe

Day's light, walks by my side... 

Night's guide, enfolds me. 

--a gift of love, 1981

 
(1) The beautiful instrumental music in the video is by Chris Zabriskie,
from http://www.freemusicarchive.org ... Mr. Zabriskie uses the
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license to share his music worldwide.
See http://chriszabriskie.com/licensing/ 


photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2016

from "The Chalice and the Crucible"   Site home page: 2U3D


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