Unclothed before your candid gaze I stand;
Your eyes partake, yet settle on my face
As if you see a place, a verdant land
Unplagued by time, exuding ageless grace.
Beneath that longing look I yearn to place
My fleece upon the bed, believing that
The soul, supine after its fall from grace,
Is ravished yet by love once more begat!
Do you see, inside my eyes, a star-song
Of established lore, long-ancient telling
Of a page-less story, authored to belong
To us – Love’s sempiternal will aligning?
Yes, in your eyes I see my soul addressed:
“You’re spotless, Bride, embrace your nakedness.”
Featured image is courtesy of Lancia E. Smith and used with her kind permission for Cultivating.
A founding member of The Cultivating Project, Christina has been fascinated by beauty her whole life and continues to marvel at the way it leads our hearts straight to our Creator. Christina pursues God’s goodness through a range of creative endeavors, from creating magical parties, crafting a fine-tuned sonnet, laboring devotedly to nurture a garden in the dismal soils of the Rocky Mountain foothills, deftly wrangling words into fine essays, and cultivating a palette for the good, true, and beautiful in her two little sprites. She and her husband Brian are the founders of the Anselm Society based in Colorado Springs, whose mission and calling is a renaissance of the Christian Imagination. She serves as the Director of the Anselm Society Arts Guild and her creative work can be found at LiveBeautiful.today and on IG.
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