03 March 2014

Water from the Well

File:Rainbow At Maraetai Beach New Zealand.jpg
Rainbow over the Hauraki Gulf by Tomwsulcer and Haley Sulcer


            Long time past I believed God was a joke
community played on innocent by-
standers—a “Look Up!” game that we joined so
no one would know we had been taken in.
I was entranced by images of God
but more so by coincidence and land-
and city-scapes that draped me with their moods:
invisible presences whispering.

I am; we are” breathed God repeatedly
until I heard the unambiguous
inhale~exhale~heart beat~inhale~exhale
of now upheld by past and leading on.
I am not joking when I say that thirst
led me past mirages to real water. 



Posted at Poets United 

Poetry Pantry #192.


Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast




15 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

O!M!G! I ADORE "thirst led me past mirages to real water." Beautiful , my talented friend.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i like the play on breathing...which in the jewish culture is the sound of god's name...the breathing...
god has worn many faces to me...or maybe gods people have shown me many faces of god...
and i would say they are mirages as well...that one must pass through to see the real
and living water...smiles.

Kenia Cris said...

Been here, this is so beautiful I don't what to say. It happens to me so very often. Can you take a kiss and some silence?

<3

Heaven said...

This part made me pause ~ Beautifully written Susan ~

that thirst
led me past mirages to real water.

Sumana Roy said...

I love how invisible presences whisper and lead to real water.....one has to be thirsty...this is so beautifully written Susan....

rallentanda said...

God touches people in different ways. Your poem reflects a personal spiritual experience,

Claudia said...

inhale~exhale~heart beat~inhale~exhale... so cool...finding him in his breath...and word.. always amazing how many ways he has to get our attention...

Mary said...

Susan, it is good to follow where the thirst leads; and I sense that it has led you to a peaceful place!

howanxious said...

"thirst led me past mirages to real water"... Ah! Such a beautiful and truthful way of wording your search.

Kerry O'Connor said...

It is not easy to put such thoughts into words so others may share the epiphany.

Björn said...

The imagery of thirst and yearning.. very good.

jo-hanna said...

From disbelief via psalm twenty three
I can see it happen

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Powerful imagery portrayed wonderfully Susan. especially loved " I am not joking when I say that thirst
led me past mirages to real water." ...

dxbnidblog said...

it is beautiful undoubted but more on a spiritual level.i loved led me past mirages to real waters. i am sorry if i may say i didn't get most of it.

marit said...

this is so great. this is something i can really relate to -- loss of faith and then back -- this is so real.