Monday, March 26, 2007

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Worlds swarm around You,
like bees around a cherry tree in blossom.

From the effusion of Your fullness
swarms are nourished,
O inexhaustible Sweetness.

All overeat,
and all go away hungry.

Of all the swarms
the human swarm
leaves the most hungry.

Not because You did not have
food for men,
O Master,

but because
they fail to recognize
their nourishment,
and so they
contend with caterpillars
for the same foliage.

~From Prayers by the Lake
Saint Nicolai of Okrid

2 comments:

Angela Messenger said...

Wow!

4HisChurch said...

Yeah, I agree!

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