Posted by: janetleigh | January 22, 2009

Weary on a mind quest + God’s Bitter Angel Answers

Weary on a mind quest

I hear you

cry out

in the wilderness

your need to be alone

trapped within your mind

and reeling

somersaults

no will to roam

………………………………………………you cry out

………………………………………………in your bewilderness!

………………………………………………NO! No! Not yet! I’m healing

………………………………………………enter quietly

let the pain subside inside

this mind that has no walls

to keep conflicting worlds apart,

or demons

fading art

or loss

A budding beam of precious light

cuts through my mind with speed

too bright!

and moves too swiftly

through dark Hades night

too swift to light all fears which cling

too swift to stay the hope it brings

One must tip-toe through mind’s labyrinth

until a power on feet with wings

ignites my soul and builds in strength

to slash-and-burn this hidden hell!

’til then

I walk in mental chains

……………..and dodge mind shadows

………………………………………………I hear you

………………………………………………bewilderness embraced!

………………………………………………You need to be alone

………………………………………………to rest soul’s endless quest for calm

………………………………………………to search your mind and put to test

Is not a dream

this dreadful thing?

Is not a dream

that’s left me reeling?

Has God left me so

to ponder long

His sacred Scriptures or Psalm’s song?

Will He awaken me once more again

to live in His power

put soul to wing?

Put to sleep this sleepless hour?

Bring both Life and Soul that sing?

………………………………………………..I hear you cry out

………………………………………………..I swear

………………………………………………..He hears!

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Photo by Tapio Hurme

David M Pitchford responded to Weary on a mind quest with another surf-by sonnet, God’s Bitter Angel Answers, which I’m very pleased to post here as a companion piece.  Enjoy!

God’s Bitter Angel Answers

You who rose from dust to life, breath of God

in skin-prison bottled, do you question

His supreme plan? Does your veneration

fall so short of glory, that you would nod

your head and pray mere words? Would He be God

could He not answer? Yet your hymn’s less sung

in worship than in dark desperation—

dissonant in choral dread of the Rod.

Is He not Love? Does Love punish only?

Take heart, little wren, grasp faith in your heart

and know that Love is you, that you are love—

His breath and heartbeat are yours; these lonely

hours are but reflection upon His Art

as it grows within each, to bless thereof!

David M Pitchford at bitterhermit

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Responses

  1. Wow,and double wow. When the pen begins to write, and the muse has done her best, it is the poet who does the rest. Powerful, frightening, touching, incrediblely relevant…and more.

    It is good to hear your voice, to read your words again in the quiet hallways of POETMEISTER.
    /let the pain subside inside
    this mind that has no walls
    to keep conflicting worlds apart,
    or demons
    fading art
    or loss/ really zings and sings, putting your index finger squarely on the soul, on the essence of things, questioning, seeking, inquiring.
    /I walk in mental chains..and dodge mind shadows/ creates quite a picture, thrusts imagery into the darker side of our hearts. You reach out and within in equal measure to a God, searching for that answer we all seek, why are we here? Am I fulfilling my contract with myself and the Universe? Is my faith renewable, and should it be? Good stuff, Janet. Thank you so much for bestowing this powerful piece of your poeticness upon us.

    Glenn

  2. sometimes the process of my own mind baffles me.. the extremes to which it can go the mania the out of control thinking the deepest of the depths to which it is willing to travel… it is a powerful thing if left alone to play with nothing but itself… and yet…. where might one be without it…. what an excellent write… it spoke so directly
    to me.. and i hope beyond hope,,,

    A budding beam of precious light
    cuts through my mind with speed
    too bright!
    and moves too swiftly
    through dark Hades night
    too swift to light all fears which cling
    too swift to stay the hope it brings

    that this part is not going to come true…. as i do alas feel as if i am healing…..

    xxoo


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