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The Allure of the Unseen

January 6, 2018 — 2 Comments

The Allure of the Unseen

SUN MOON

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“Show me your glory,”

Moses said to God,

and God showed Moses

a slender shoulder.

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Having slipped a strap

down to the elbow,

God walked away with

Aphrodite’s charm.

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Isaiah saw God

seated on a throne

in a bedchamber

behind a curtain.

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God wore a bathrobe

of silk and velvet,

but soon the boudoir

filled with flames and smoke.

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Peter, James, and John

climbed up a mountain

hidden far away

in nature’s silence.

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There they shook in fear,

beholding the face

of the one, true God,

who shone like the sun.

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It was ecstasy,

that of a virgin

in silv’ry moonlight

on her wedding night.

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A voice from on high

ripping through the clouds

broke the blinding bliss:

Consummatum est.”

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“Never speak of it,”

said the Son of God,

“until I wake up

yours forever more.”

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“…it exercised upon us the allure of what has never been seen…”

–André Breton, L’amour fou

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Best wishes,
David J.W. Inczauskis, S.J.