I thank you for your faithfulness and love,
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul.
The splintering cold resumes.
The vagaries of wind
the massive herds
into shards of silver-
in the deepening-
save, the fractured slips
of soul warming in
the hidden heaps of night:
the unfathomable mystery
of You we are gathered and held.