Poem for You

Walking along the beach, trying to come up with an explanation for the Trinity, I found this, in a hole dug in the sand:

Draw Me Into the Shimmer

From this point-of-view, the ocean glistens.
Nine o’clock, and the sun presides.
The circling gulls see something else:
They search for fish I can’t see.

From my point-of-view, this is Delaware.
Europe’s over there, and Maryland to the right.
The sand-digging toddlers consult other reckonings,
plans for moats and turrets by the primordial seaside.

From my point-of-view, the day’s well-begun.
I’ve said my prayers; I have a novel and sunblock.
From the divine: yesterday never ended.
His gaze commands, well above the sun.

I think I know what day it is.
But maybe August 15th will last forever this year.
Maybe the season-turns will fade
into a slow, sweet cradle-rock.

Nap-time for toddlers, and the gulls have settled.
The heat of the day sits on the sand.
“Can’t sit here, looking at the ocean forever.”
I think I know what day it is.

O draw me into the shimmer, wise One,
a javelin in your hand, perpetually hurtling.
My point-of-view like a shaft of light
from the water.

August 15th–from this beach chair.
You see today.

2 thoughts on “Poem for You

  1. Father Mark,

    A Day Down ‘a Ocean

    Live on forever.
    By the sea, infinity
    Meets eternity

    LIH,

    joe

  2. And the nice thing is, we can sit back and relax knowing God is all around us, everywhere we go. We can enjoy the pleasures he gives us, both great and small, even while there seems to be endless turmoil all around us. Our perspective, His perspective–I am awed by His power and grace always abounding toward us although we only catch the smallest glimpses of His truths. Thanks be to God for His endless mercies.

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