Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Glimpses of the Kingdom

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

                                                                                       Mark 10:14

                                                                       All day long the Kingdom kept calling
                            with its’ soft voice saying
                   “here!” and again, 

                And as it happens
                               in doing the mending stitch 
      of necessity
                     a loop of its splendor
                      snags your distraction
                   and you finally hear
                           the music of your broom
                                   gathering dust over the floor; 

                 a cardinal singing 
             from the skeins 
       of thickets; 
                the breezy chants

                     from the monasteries
         of the fields; 
                                 the voice of your small child
                mingling divinity,
                             saying “here!” and again,
               in dappling light
                      hands reach through

               to help another.

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