It is not with the lyre of someone in love that I go seducing people. The rattle of the leper is what sings in my hands. Jane Kenyon

Sunday, June 24, 2007

As Large As The Universe


As Large As The Universe

“The universe is so vast that it takes a beam of
of light (which travels some 700 million miles per hour )
over 100,000 years just to cover the distance length of our galaxy
called the Milky Way. But our galaxy is only one among many
billions in the known universe.”

“Grandpa, how big is God?” The chocolate
Flavored voice skipped, jumped from behind
The geometrical colors of his Lego-world.
“Oh, He is as big as the Universe…..” the musty
Drawl shuffled from the shadows of a library
Of theological dissertations.

“And how big is that…………………………?”
“Well, if you start counting the stars
Of the universe now, you will still be counting
Them when you are as old as Grandpa.”

“Oh, Grandpa, I love you like this, God-much!”

Clouds parted, the words like a Dove
Descended, cutting through the veil
Of the temple and once again I am like
Jesus at the River Jordan, baptized
In the waters of serpent-wisdom.
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Irene said...

Hallelujah! That must have made grandpa's heart swell with joy! ;p

iamnasra said...

Its been awhile...Im not myself so I keep forgetting many things..I wanted to say how much I apperciated your kindness and your supoortive words ..Thank you

iamnasra said...

Im touched to read this poem like a child and so loving like grandpa

Thank you for showing us the galaxy within our life..

Anonymous said...

I love how you've captured the feeling you get when you hear something unexpected from a wise little person. It's both precious and wise. You've got it right on - the clouds part and the world feels new.

Pat Paulk said...

Comprehension is beyond our capabilities, knowing is not. I love it!!

Sophia said...

The wonder of a child and the wisdom of a grandfather make for a golden pair. :) Beautifully expressed!

Plus Ultra said...

Thanks Irene, Nasra, Pat, Louise and Sophia for your kind words to a grandfather!

Margie said...

What a wonderful poem!
I loved it!

It was so very nice having you visit me again....I'm not posting at this time....just too busy!
Thanks so much for your visit!

I hope all is welll in your life!
Take care!


Plus Ultra said...

Thanks, Margie, for coming by. do drop by at my multiply site, there are more things there to view, my art (paper batiks, ATC, collages, photomontages) and also prose. In addition there is the video section you must really view, of poetry being read! click here

Borut said...

The child’s heart is the pen of truth.