Monday, May 12, 2008

Maker's Mark

And they that know not say, “Why does God not speak to us? Why does a sign not come to us?”
--Holy Quran, 2:118

Signs? You can find billboards on any freeway:
for or ag’in, take your pick.
Speeches are a dime a dozen—this is an election year.
Still, people are searching.

Perhaps we’ll find it under the Antarctic ice, God’s thumbprint
labyrinth of ridges taller than mountains and spanning a continent.

Or as our drifting galaxy collides and slides through Andromeda,
neat spirals snagged on hooks of gravity, dragged and tangled

viewed from outside and angled just right. Or hidden in the intricate
imbricate interior of mitochondria. In the sparks that dance

inside your closed eyelids and on the whorled fingertips pressed on clay
by the potter at her wheel. God’s thumb rested here, and here


--for Poefusion. Image courtesy of Andrew and the Te Papa Museum

Collection available! Knocking from Inside


Michelle Johnson said...

God is everywhere. I really like this message. It's up to us to work through any confusion we may have before meeting Him. Powerful write. Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem. Lovely language.

Pam said...

This is a beautiful poem. I love the science you placed in this to express the mark of the Creator. All the images mirror each other.

Rethabile said...

It surely is there under the continents, under the waters somewhere.

Very nice.

one more believer said...

inspiring words... we are always looking for a sign... but yet the wind blows and we never question it's origins..

pepektheassassin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Just right!