Thursday, June 13, 2019

God's door

God’s door           

I see now that knowledge is not
the proper tool – a key lacking

the apposite notches to turn
the given tumblers. 

With the key of knowledge
I might just as effectively

tap urgently on the jamb
or jingle the whole chain like a bell

hoping God comes forth
to see who stands on His porch.

That which opens God’s door
is apparently grace as always

beyond the fingertips of our keyless hands,
induced not by knowledge   

but attentiveness, supplication,
longing and obsessive intention.

O child of God, recall Rumi’s assertion –
you are knocking on the door from the inside.

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