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lord, how long sunset
April 11, 2012, 5:11 pm
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Lord, how long sunset and moonset

against the bare hill at my window?

How long springset, winterset against this heart

before it finds the opening and flies?

If I were a fisher I would cast my net.

If I were a prophet I would know.

If I were a pilgrim I would start

wayfaring now before the longing dies.

I have thought and I have thought

and I gnarl to rest at last

where flesh and soul were poorly bought

with all the world high-stepping past.

Lord, You bring my certain soul to doubt,

spoil heart’s home, that they must set out.

– David Hopes

This poem is from the excellent collection of mystical poems ‘Into the Heart of the Fire’ edited by Mary E Giles and Kathryn Hohlwein


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Ok…can we please have a like or a love it button here! 🙂

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It’s good Karin, isn’t it!


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