Between the Known and Unknown

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Though I have never caught the word
Of God from any calling bird,
I hear all that the ancients heard.
 
Though I have seen no deity
Enter or leave a twilit tree,
I see all that the seers see.
 
A common stone can still reveal
Something not stone, not seen, yet real.
What may a common stone conceal?
 
Nothing is far that once was near.
Nothing is hid that once was clear.
Nothing was God that is not here.
 
Here is the bird, the tree, the stone.
Here in the sun I sit alone
Between the known and the unknown.
~Robert Francis “Nothing is Far”
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Heaven and earth are only three feet apart,
but in the thin places that distance is even smaller.
A thin place is where the veil that separates heaven and earth is lifted
and one is able to receive a glimpse of the glory of God.
~Celtic saying
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A few times
in a few places
I have felt like I can almost reach out
and touch heaven
~His glory is that close~
but too soon I pull back,
put my hand back in my pocket,
rock back on my heels,
balancing barely
between the known
and the unknown.
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3 thoughts on “Between the Known and Unknown

  1. I love all of your photos. Your poetry selections and your own are really beautiful! The story of your father and son was lovely. My son is in the Coast Guard and assigned to Northern CA for the next 4 years and then he will retire from the service. He has been in since 9/11. He is a medic and teaches combat medical training. Thanks for your posts.

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  2. Refreshing, thoughtful offerings today, Emily. Thank you. Each nourishes my Gaelic-Irish spirit and makes me, once again, humbly appreciative for all that our Creator-God
    has provided us — the seen and the unseen….

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