To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
to seek Him, the greatest adventure;
to find Him, the greatest human achievement.

Saint Augustine

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Restless for the infinite

Mr. Jonathan Foreman of Switchfoot has written a new poem, which he read at a show a few days ago in England. I do declare it a winner! ;) It is beautiful and thought-provoking, and methinks someone has been reading Lord of the Rings lately. "The other shore?" "The sea of glass?" Oh, yes. Return of the King, to be exact. Love it. Lovelovelove.

As found at the wonderful website Land of Broken Hearts:

The voice of the sea on a moonless night
Calling, falling, slipping tides

The voice of leaky, dripping pipes
Endless, aching droplets of light

Running, pushing falling down
Always longing, always now

Silent underneath these streets
Even blood finds ways to bleed

Even rivers ways to run
Even rain to reach the sun

Even here within these means
Within this skin, within these dreams

Longing for the other shore
The world we've never been before

Restless for the infinite
With tears of saints and hypocrites

For death and life, for night and day
With blood of black and white and grey

One by one by one by one
Our rivers surge and fight and run

Until the sea of glass we meet
At last completed and complete

Where tide and tear and pain subside
Where joy and laughter drink them dry.

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