Heaven’s Gaze


When skies spin cotton candy clouds

(that sticky filament of faith)

our eyes are drawn to Turin’s shrouds

where, light released as holy wraith

descends to us through feeble gaps –

we can’t quite penetrate the haze;

earthly eyes are weak, perhaps

we need to see with heaven’s gaze.

14 comments on “Heaven’s Gaze

  1. Lovely! The first line really hooks the reader πŸ™‚

  2. I have always liked looking into the sky, especially to see how the light comes through the clouds. My thoughts always turn toward God and heaven when I look up into the clouds. Thanks for this.

  3. russtowne says:

    That is one of the most wonderful poems I’ve ever read. To me it is right up there with the classics, Melody.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful cloudscape.

  5. Caddo-Jael says:

    5-Star Wonderful, Mel–you’ve outdone yourself again–BRAVO! Can you tell I like this one?

  6. Mike Roberts says:

    had to comment – which is rare, this is a lovely form of words. stays in your mind too …

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