Laura Jean Kelly

The Hidden - Poem by Laura Jean Kelly

We love you, O flowers, wherever we find you!
And you, O birds, that through the green forests call.
We love you, sweet Nature! Yet, somewhere behind you,
Is hidden a Something that's greater than all.

We scarcely could tell when we started to feel it.
We know only this: that it always has been;
But now, the most artful could never conceal it,
Or prove it is not to the ones who have seen.

For we saw You, O Hidden - saw one tiny glimmer!
A ray pierced the gloom of our hearts' silent night.
We saw, in the stars and the rainbows, a shimmer
Of radiant, limitless, all-seeing Light.

In dim semi-blindness, our thoughts, vaguely groping,
Send out arms of question that search all around;
Oh where is this Thing that, beyond our faint hoping,
Is seen everywhere, and yet nowhere is found?

O Soul of our searching, O Heart of our longing,
Come shine through this darkness, if ever you shined!
Will you leave us wandering, never belonging,
Seeking and seeking, yet never to find?

Topic(s) of this poem: god, nature

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2017

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