… a thought making crooked all that is straight.

A diamond in my mind

A diamond light before my eyes

Refracting sunlight on my face,

Beyond the clouds I see it rise

Out of reach… another place.

Perhaps I’ve lost my sight to god

His radiance slipped behind a cloud,

But I can feel the earthly sod

Cold beneath my heart’s dark shroud.

The light within reflects without

My sight obscured by objects grim,

I feel my way o’er rocks of doubt

And know the path will lead to Him.

The memory of that diamond light

Burnt, imprinted on my mind

Carries me in the darkest night

And makes me see although I’m blind.

My naked hands are cut and bleeding

Raked by things I cannot see

I hold them out, my fingers pleading

For a god to pity me.

© starofseshat 2008

2 responses

  1. The Green Witch

    You need enfolding in the arms of your Goddess, my love. I like thisvery much, but it raked at my heart too (I suppose all good poetry does). Bless you and I’m thinking of you. xxxxxx

    September 5, 2008 at 7:54 am

  2. starofseshat

    Thank you, darling. Yes, I was quite surprised at how accurately it describes my current state of mind.

    September 5, 2008 at 7:58 am