Blog, Poetry Advent Poem – “Hope” As the apple of red was tasted A veil spread across the soul’s eyes. Overcome by the sweetness The world beyond was viewed As through a cloud. More sweetness, more color craved, Until cloud so thickened Only wafting shadows were seen, Leading mind to conclude Nothing more was there. Only delights and sufferings And shadows seemed sure. Faith ebbing, love too, till Truth-hunger’s madness brought violence, Life-threatening wounds to the World. But within cloud-gazer-souls’ Abyssal dark depths A last living ember Flickers for those able To feel into deep stillness. Once sensed, this soft Hope, This final force for future, Itself enlivens, begins musing anew. By mystery Mary rises opening as pure pod, Enclosing mystery-conceived seed-Word. “Hope is last to die,” Says a Russian proverb. In those where its embers still glow Life-support, gentle fanning, tending are needed That germ of Word leaf out and up. Tending it ever so carefully Till born Word rends cloud-veil And world, now known Abode of God Swings doors open welcoming home All who in hope knock, and knock and knock. by Rev. Peter Skaller December 11, 2011 December 14, 2011/2 Comments/by CCNA https://www.thechristiancommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/logoBLK-1.png 0 0 CCNA https://www.thechristiancommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/logoBLK-1.png CCNA2011-12-14 10:46:012013-04-04 10:58:20Advent Poem - "Hope"