Sunday, September 1, 2013

Through a Glass Darkly...for now




I beheld You, not clearly...

In a fogged mirror Your mysterious Image

Materialized, then faded in diaphanous mist.


At the shining of re-birth, the fog thinned,

Evaporating like dew, droplet by droplet.

Learning day by day to know You,

The mist grows sheerer, more lucent...until finally


Upon entrance through the billowy veil

Into life forevermore,

Your Presence will emerge before me.

Squinting eyelids will flutter

As I awaken to brilliance

And the last layers of mystery

Dissolve into sparkles upon Your feet.


Maude Carolan
The above poem was previously published in Broken Streets magazine.