Behold! upward surge through the diadem
Sun lifts the people, its prayer for all of them:
‘This day will be a glimpse of Holy Spirit,
Some will kneel adoring, some will fear it.
Yet all who rise be taken up in the Word,
Though evil built a world and deterred
Creaturehood from knowing its Womb,
The love generated by Bride and Groom;
One timeless moment is all they will need
To reacquaint hearts with their inborn creed,
Surfacing in one curve over the expanse of time
The martyr, the one who fights this vast crime
Needlepoint embroidery on history’s brocade,
A stippled veronica of Imago Dei.’
So we wake and so we see.
©2017, Amaya Engleking
*I began writing this to be read as an intercession for the people to return to God during my wedding ceremony, but this poem/intercession has evolved to this, a prayer of the shining sun who knows its Creator. I’ll link it to the dVerse prompt which is “Blessings”.