Saturday, April 20, 2013

To have not the heart

To have not the heart      
The Godman came to give the Word
yet, firmly sealed His mouth to all entreaties.

If you can slice open, with the very fine
blade of surrender, your heart to that,

if you can speak to it affirmatively
with the dry wit of a dust grain

or add to that great silence,
the enduring silence of a stone, then

perhaps awaiting you, o lover, (so the Master says)
is the promised Word and the promised Ear.

The Godman came (again) to give hope
and to crush hope, to give the law

and to sow the seeds of chaos,
to mend and reconcile, rend and separate,

to empower and eviscerate, instruct and confuse,
to act as one with karma, to reveal the path

and to remove it from our daily thoughts.
O child of God, choose between yourself and God.

Simple as that.  Better yet, have not the heart,
nor the strength, to lift a finger of protest or desire. 

O child of God, to possibly know your Father
is to abandon all hope of understanding. 

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