by mossgirl19   Jul 6, 2015

To what form shall I compare Thee, my Lord?
That I shall be complete when I attempt
to crystallize Thee in alphabets?

Bold of me to try to
solidify Thee in phrases
that come beating out of my heart's recess.

Ah, ye, perhaps to a string of an instrument!
That slow, wild, itinerant sound-
the harmony of who Thy is.

Strike, sway, strike, strike, sway
My soul runs amok.
Bless me with Thy presence forevermore.

Oh my Lord, the opaline of who Thy is,
ti's art of mine, shall neigh aput.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Lemon Squeezy

    This is brilliant and deep quite a masterful piece. Well done!! I enjoyed reading this heartfelt poem. Great work!

  • 1 year ago

    by Mahesh Kachare

    You have written this poem so nicely

  • 1 year ago

    by Stephen Levant

    Fair damsel, without tardy completion 'tis within you, methinks, to allow the expression of hearts full. My brave soul pondering.

  • 1 year ago

    by chandelier

    Beautifully written Liz :)

    • 1 year ago

      by mossgirl19

      Thank you so much, Chandi! I gave you a nick name. :-)

  • 1 year ago

    by Maher

    Mel, this is very beautiful :) I love that you've written this in old English, as that's what I'm used to reading religious texts in. For some reason old English seems to suit this topic best.

    "Bold of me to try to
    solidify Thee in phrases
    that come beating out of my heart's recess."

    My favourite verse. Very beautifully written, honest and to the point. I've run out of nominations, but I clicked that 'Like' button about 8 times. Stingy bugga only gave you 1 Like though.

    Thanks for sharing this piece with us all :)

    • 1 year ago

      by mossgirl19

      Wow, Maher, this is such a heart-warming comment. Thank you for appreciating the piece. I love Old English, and I found it perfect to express the feelings I have. Old English has somehow a different tug at heartstrings. :-) One like is more than enough!

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