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Two Darknesses Post by :simba111 Category :Poems Author :Edward Doyle Date :July 2011 Read :1610

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Two Darknesses

There are two darknesses; one where the Lord
Hides beauty--that by which men know His face.
All, in that darkness, feel His fingers trace
Their features gently, and their hearts record
The feeling, as of one, whose eyes, restored,
Would see, but for the Father's close embrace.
The other is the outer dark--a place
Where hate turns black the light upon it poured.

O God! the only darkness that I dread,
Is where Thou art not--that where Hate's black fire
Surmounts the heavens, to burst with thunder dire
And, in its fall forever, drag the dead
Of heart and spirit--those whom Thy desire
Would fain have made the halo round Thy head.





(The end)
Edward Doyle's poem: Two Darknesses

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