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Still a Way to Pray

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Still a Way to Pray

It is for me to watch...
to stand in where the shadows were,
absorb the light
and fill my heart
with those vignettes of knowing,
skittering before my inner eyes
like diamond dust.

Here is my chance to age
with wisdom not my own
but wander here between the stones,
their relative array, perhaps
a sage's gift in chiaroscuro
stone, to stone, to stone.

The night is for the cherishing,
the silent requiem,
the first and last 'Shalom'
to fade without regret.

This is where the shadows were...
Shalom to feast upon and to forget
but for the watchers,  
emulators of the Holy Ones,
the breathless worshipers at Stonehenge
echoing the chant of God
across ten thousand years

and you may hear the whisper of it
now, within...death is a dream
you saw at Easter Island, and
upon a mountain in Peru.  
Watch along the deathless hours
before the sun appears.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Beautiful, rends faith on the wings of a dove thank you for sharing Robert xxxx

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 2/2/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.