THE ETERNITY THAT AWAITS YOU

“…Life is not hurrying
on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you”

R S Thomas The Bright Field, Collected Poems p302

(image from burningbushcreation.com )

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14 thoughts on “THE ETERNITY THAT AWAITS YOU

    1. It’s about believing there’s something more, and trusting that sense of ‘eternity’, perhaps. He puts so many big thoughts in such a short space, and as Bushka says, crafts it so beautifully!

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      1. Well you’re a busy lady making things grow and caring for hurt and hungry things … it’s only The Retired like me who have time to work out what a poet is trying to say 😉 hugs xx

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    1. There are two things here: what our reaction is to the poem, on its own merits and (2) what our theology is about the reality of heaven. People may like the poem without agreeing with the theology. Or people may not like the poem because of its theology!

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