Friday, October 06, 2006

This Curtain

This curtain of green velvet, rich and fine
is worked with tiny, elegant designs
from side to side, from ceiling arch to floor.
Behind it—is there window, wall or door,
or empty hall and darkness of the mind?

Look closer at the fabric; you will find
embroidered forests breathe a scent of pine,
and pictured oceans wash tapestried shores.
This curtain

although illuminated, makes us blind.
The living threads we weave with tie and bind
us into cloth, who should be searching for
the light from window, skylight, open door.
We know that our Beloved stands behind
this curtain.

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