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Drinking the Moon

Apr 22, 2020

A Peaceful Abiding

Brian Wilcox. 'A Peaceful Abiding'

Seeker: What is the surest way to God?
The Sage: The way to yourself.
Seeker: Why is this?
The Sage: Where is God?
Seeker: Where?
The Sage: Moon on waters.
Seeker: That makes no common sense.
The Sage: That sense has closed your eyes.
Seeker: What am I to do?
The Sage: Drop the question and see.
Seeker: So, I'll see God?
The Sage: You'll see. If you see God, it won't be God.

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I ached for Life
you held out to me bread
saying, "Eat"

I longed for Love
you offered me a sacred book
saying, "Read"

I sought for Grace
you handed me a creed
saying, "Believe"

Shallow waters cannot satisfy
a Lover panting to plunge into the
Depths of Union

A cloudy, dark sky
hides the Sun
I have cried out for -
nothing else
will satisfy me

Jesus holds out his hands
fingers around a beating heart
saying, "Brian, take all of it"

I am a beggar for
the living Treasure
I no more seek mere shadows
of the Light

I am listening for
the source of the sound in the music
I no more rest content with
the song ears hear

I looked back inside Eden
Christ said, "Why stand outside?
Come on in, friend!
Welcome home!"

Some gaze at the Icon
I dived in
and became the Face
I long had adored

Some worship the Moon on the waters
I drank it and
we became One

*Brian Kenneth Wilcox. "Drinking the Moon." April 6, 2010

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️ Brian Wilcox, 2020

*Brian can be contacted at briankwilcox@gmx.com; his book, An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love, is available through major online booksellers, including Amazon and Books-A-Million, or via the publisher, AuthorHouse.


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