Meher Advent 2024 – Day 4

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“Love and Dust”
by Brian Darnell

Such a lost cause, I must believe
You’ve taken me up, perhaps,

for another lifetime’s sake,
though I still entertain romantic thoughts,

even at this late date, of my flesh becoming
love and dust at Your feet.

A bloodless scarecrow, foreign in the field,
where a spine should be – a rough-timbered rood,

a weathered, rummaged exterior,
heart of straw, whose dream is to become

a torch visible for miles but unseen now
where I am braced in the autumn chill,

late-night, lonely vale; my essence
then wind-scattered, such as it is,

blending ash with dust, to cling lightly
to Your striding, clean, golden-threaded hem

as You make Your way home
from the fields of Your labor.

O child of God, may your romanticism
lure you into the arms of His Reality.

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