Gert Strydom
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Eternal Spring (Sonnet)

(after John of the Cross, after Roy Campbell)

The spring from where all life does flow is hidden
but I do know where it bubbles up to the surface
as it has been there all along, did not rise all of a sudden
where it is a place full of charity, love and blissful grace.

The only origin, which it does have, is from the Lord
as He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and the only God
as is written clearly and to some depth in His own word
and I do not find it meaningless, a fairytale or odd

but every thing, but sin and its prevailing darkness, comes from it
and it's a place where all of heaven and earth does drink,
a place into which only beautiful and lovely righteous things fit
where in its realm and breadth and depth I can only of it think

and its clarity, its truth, its light and its power do not grow dark
as to everything it's the eternal life giving connection and spark.

[References:"Song of the Soul that Rejoices in Knowing God through Faith" by John of the Cross, translated by K. Kavanaugh and O. Rodrigues."Song of the Soul that is Glad to Know God by Faith" by Roy Campbell.]
Friday, November 17, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: god
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