Friday, November 26, 2010

cloudy weather

Advent 1 - Year A
a cloud of unknowing
descends this time of year
between babel reversed
and manger potential
each cycle promises clarity
asks us to practice questions
about plodding clocks
and jumping tomorrow to today
we hear about choices
divisions being paramount
between who is lost
and who finds paradise here
new mountains arise
even as old ones stumble
promising swords demise
and plowshares ascendency
in between such eras
confusers seeks certainty
without lasting gladness
and common good peace
unknowing is a standard path
to knowing what time it is
a time for honor
and a time for honoring
waking to northern darkening
or southern lengthening of day
we thank dark clouds
and flashes of insight
no one knows day or hour
a mountain of peace is established
an exile is broken
and love overflows law
a once and future advent
prepares such as we are
to open mercy clouds
and become its rain

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