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Monday, April 1, 2013

A Poem for Reflection

May Jesus be with us today and each day to give us His Joy to pass to others!

The fire rises in me
By Symeon the New Theologian
(949 - 1032)
English version by Ivan M. Granger
The fire rises in me,
          and lights up my heart.
Like the sun!
Like the golden disk!
Opening, expanding, radiant --
          -- a flame!

I say again:
          I don't know
          what to say!

I'd fall silent
-- If only I could --
but this marvel
          makes my heart leap,
it leaves me open mouthed
          like a fool,

urging me
          to summon words
          from my silence.

-- from Real Thirst: Poetry of the Spiritual Journey, by Ivan M. Granger

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