When God Roars

Leslie Allen lesleep.30art.com

                          Leslie Allen                            lesleep.30art.com

When God roars
we say it is the thunder
the crashing of the waves
on our rocky shoreline
an alpine avalanche

When he whispers
we say a moaning limb
of an old tree in the wind
the splash of the stone
on a distant pond

When in despair
we plead a simple sign
a sunrise is not sufficient
a raft of geese in`flight
being no comfort

When in our relief
we can voice no alleluia
bend no knee in humility
but bless good fortune
the source of cure

Then let us knock
at the Advent window
where answer is question
darkness the true light
solitude true friend

“You who batter us and then dress our wounds,
you who resist and yield to us,
you who wreck and build,
you who shackle and liberate,
the sap of our souls,
the hand of God,
the flesh of Christ:
It is you, matter, that I bless.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to When God Roars

  1. and when man roars we know it is the crash of bombs on the innocent… Dear God, we surely need peace


  2. Brilliant and beautiful, Peter.


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