User:Joe Spencer/hineni shalachni
From Feast upon the Word (http://feastupontheword.org). Copyright, Feast upon the Word.
hineni shalachni (envoi) Caught up into an exceedingly high mountain, I saw God face to face, and God spake unto me, saying: Behold, I am the Lord God Almighty, and Endless is my name. And, behold, thou art my son; wherefore look, and I will show thee the workmanship of my hands. Then I looked on all the works that Thy hands had wrought, and on the labour that Thou hadst laboured to do: and, behold, the whole earth was full of Thy glory. And I, Thy prophet (under the sun, by the Son, and as Thy son), gave my heart to know wisdom and made me great works, a new thing: this, a remembrance of former things. (oeuvre) O Endless, to Whom I send this: it is water (by which I, unclean, do issue forth, created, set up, then debated) that Thou partest, binding bounds: unseen, new O Endless, to Whom I send this: on earth I stand, on unhewn stones, so piled that thereon might be seen my nakedness, clay screen that gathers light to make it dark: bound child O Endless, to Whom I send this: a mighty wind, a whirling storm, beats strong in rushing on me; falls the towered city; calls my tongue unbound: take up seraphic song O Endless, to Whom I send this: consuming fire, I under Thee (the So/un), Thou under me (my head), no longer lay we dead; but loosed now (face unbound), embrace we: One now endless: I, whom Thou sendest
- The scripture that inspired this poem: Eccl 1:4-7.
- Other scriptures engaged in this poem: Moses 1:1-4, Eccl 2:11, Isa 6:3, Eccl 1:17, Eccl 2:4, Eccl 1:9-11, Isa 48:3, D&C 19:10, Moses 6:59, Isa 48:1, Gen 1:9-10, Exod 14:21, Jer 5:22, Exod 20:25-26, Facsimile no. 2, Gen 22:9, Acts 2:2, Job 38:1, Matt 7:27, Isa 6:5-7, Deut 4:24, 3 Ne 25:2, John 11:43-44, Isa 6:8.