Why do you find it strange that you can hide your face from God?
A tiny cloud can block the sun—do you find that odd?

It’s easy to hide from God—him to whom you ran
Is now him you run from—you, the same sweet woman, he the same sweet man.

You find love, which costs nothing, and is your greatest joy, one day,
And before the night, with ecstasy come, you throw it all away.

Why do you find it strange that God can disappear
In one act of unkindness, and now nothing that is God seems here,
Birds shrieking above, your nose dripping with a tear?

How can all this love go away in an instant? Isn’t that odd?
And then you view a poem. And feel the return of God.








  1. Andrew said,

    June 14, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I disagree (respectfully). It is NOT easy to hide from God.

    • thomasbrady said,

      June 15, 2015 at 12:02 am


      My fault. The poem is too complex; I meant to imply the “you” of the poem thinks it is easy to hide from God; also that it’s easy to turn away from God… and a number of other things…

      Thanks for the feedback, bro …

      • Andrew said,

        June 15, 2015 at 1:03 am

        Many lyrical subtleties are wasted on me.

        I love almost any poem that deals with God !

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