Wordless Wednesday

the lagoon


Your body is woven from the light of heaven…

“Your body is woven from the light of heaven.
Are you aware that its purity and swiftness is the envy of angels
and its courage keeps even devils away.”
― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi


I had a picture today of my son playing with all the children
who have never experienced life on Earth……

they never felt her caress,
or her warm tenderness,
or embraced her loving form!

did they smell rain at dusk,
or know an Earthling’s trust,
or get caught in a thunderstorm?

they never occupied the Earth,
left the womb before birth,
in tiny graveyards we mourn!

did they see earthen skies,
or touch opaque butterflies,
or hear birds singing at dawn?

God has numbered their days,
permeated them with praise,
where streams of abundance flow!

they soar at great heights,
where they see the sights,
and celestial beings glow!

they frolic in green fields,
as the moonlight reveals,
and light is guiding their way.

in the cosmic expanse,
i can see them dance,
its an effervescent display!

knowing the meaning of life,
their words can’t describe,
love that saturates their beings.

hearing the chime of God’s heart,
this love that never departs,
their light is forever believing.

when you look to the skies,
and you squint your eyes,
you may think you’re only dreaming.

but there in the dark,
when shadows embark,
you’ll see their hearts gently beating!

Image by kind permission of “Charles Mercer Photography: Cape Town”