Shadow and Glory

A Poem By Ezra // 12/23/2012

The endless deepness of the evening sky
Is filled with silent, burning orbs of light
Which everlasting, seem, to you and I,

And glimmer in their march across the night
Beside their king – the faceless, golden moon
Whose broken shape, in shards of dancing light

Is carried by the dark and wild sea
Which tosses spray, like sand, into the wind,
And swallows up the lights into the deep.

If all of this came from the Master's mind,
And slipped into its place by His decree,
And by His word, will fade and pass away -
Like sand amid this brilliance, what are we?

Like morning glories, dying in a day,
What worth comes from two souls joined into one?
They, like the morning glories, wilt away,
Before true Glory's endless day has come.

But from the blackness all the silent stars
Look on, enraptured by the passing scene:
Two souls made into one become a shadow
Of bride and Groom, in glory yet to be.

Comments

In case you were wondering...

She said yes!

Ezra | Sun, 12/23/2012

"There are no great men of God. There are only pitiful, sorry men whose God is great beyond measure." - Paul Washer [originally Jonathan Edwards]

:)

An exquisite poem. I love it. The theme, the meaning, and the description of spray. I've always been wondering how to describe spray, and sand is just perfect.

Well, well done...and congratulations.

Lucy Anne | Sun, 12/23/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

:)

Sand IS perfect. :D

Kyleigh | Sun, 12/23/2012

Lucy Anne,

The one who said "Yes" was the one who commented after you. :)

Arthur | Mon, 12/24/2012

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

!!!!!! Oh, my. Word!! I am

!!!!!!

Oh, my. Word!!

I am just soooooooooooo happy for you, Kyleigh!! God Bless You!!!

Lucy Anne | Mon, 12/24/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Best proposal poem EVER!

Best proposal poem EVER!
(You seriously have no idea how excited I am for you guys!)

Anna | Mon, 12/24/2012

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

I missed your writing Ezra.

I missed your writing Ezra. This was beautiful. Also, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND KYLEIGH!!!!!!!!!! I wasn't expecting that. That's wonderful.

Erin | Mon, 12/24/2012

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:0

Woah, woah! That's beautiful!!! I am so happy for you guys, and pray that you have a God honouring marriage. That's awesome!

Beautiful poem, Ezra. I love everything about it. Happy for you Kyleigh! And Ezra! God bless you both. :)

Maddi | Thu, 12/27/2012

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

<3

Congratulations to you both! I'm so, so happy for you!

Mary | Sat, 01/05/2013

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Well, it is very beautiful.

Well, it is very beautiful. But I like Arthur's poem much better. :) No offense. :)

Damaris Ann | Wed, 04/27/2016

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.