Thursday, December 4, 2014

Where Age Takes Time to Gaze...

Beneath the splendor of the sky
A sea of seasons hastens by
Its morning-noon-to-night employs
Time’s forward flight of sorrow-joys
To thresholds fixed twixt 'fore and aft
Where oft we wept and oft we laughed

The sky is safe from mankind’s ways
Of notions bent by vision’s sways
The Keeper of earth's heavens holds
The brush that tints its ether folds
Where man can only look and see
The hinge of vast eternity

The hunger of our younger days
Winnows and age takes time to gaze
More often at the lofty sweep
Vaulted above time’s little leap
Where life and death appose its air
In one half-breath twixt here and There

The chinks between the cloud-bars beam
With midnight stars and morning's gleam
Beneath the splendors of the sky
The seas of centuries pass by
And just as men of ancient days
Were awed, we too but stand and gaze...

© Janet Martin

 Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you. Job 35:5

Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? Job 37:16

Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion? Job 36:29

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.  Isa.40:22

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.  Isa.40:26

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
Ps. 8:3-4


  1. Yes, when gazing, considering, pondering, I am usually rendered speechless, at least for a while.


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