Measurements

Measurements

 

Bridegroom Creator

showing off for His pure bride—red

cardinal, deep blue crystal lake,

purple mountains, dancing deer, buffalo

upon the plane, sweet honeycomb, and

silver morning mist. Measure and calculate

the mighty kingdoms of life as they quiver

and swell with joy before Me, as they quake

and breathe with beauty through the cycle

of earth’s seasons settled in order.

My faithfulness is carved into their laws

until the dim puff of a dying star.  But see Me most

by the roughness of my scars. Run your fingers over

the wounds. Press your hand into my

side. Measure Me by these. When you’ve drunk the

last drop of the ocean’s frothy green swell

and filled your downy bed with salty stem

and stalk, frosty flake, and mossy fern, when

you have collected the last shell of pearl and stuffed

your bags with spores and lichen and the silver

sparkle of glistening gold… then

find your name

emblazoned upon My palms with

love flames as fierce as death.

© Bonnie Saul Wilks

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

August 16, 2012


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