"Human beings have an innate restlessness for God,
this restlessness is a participation in God's own restlessness for us."
~ Pope Benedict, Homily for Epiphany 2013
|The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo *detail of hands|
On the twelfth day of Christmas, I opened the gift my spiritual friend sent me at the beginning of the year ~ his gift of poetry and revelation.
I see you ....
Your gaze is upon me.
You desire to consume me, you pursue me
Do you really love me this much?
I'd like to stay right where you are
There, where I can be so near
consumed by the fire of your love
Like a fragrant incense, a lamp burning forever at your side
I wish the world would know
How much you thirst for them
The Beloved to His beloved
The Lover to his beloved.
The Creator to his creation.
Beloved whom I love
Here take my heart, it is yours
I receive you, I breathe you
consume me day and night
Rest my heart within your heart
stay with me i beg you
Be a presence i implore you
hide not from me anymore
Take me now ... Take me now.
Wrap me with your arms
consume me with your love.
Unite my heart with Yours
let not my heart wander again
Let it rest in your love in your heart
Now and for eternity
My Lord, my Savior, my God.
~Daniel Bugnini, 1 January 2014~
He gave me the liberty of choosing its title ~ but I would like to open the possibility to all my readers who read this the first time... what title would you give it?