Bridegroom and Bride

Bridegroom and Bride

The veil lifted at last
gently and slowly, patiently
revealing the face
she has ever longed to see.

Here is Wisdom to look upon,
the beaming glow bearing all Truth,
a caress of breath moves from heart to heart.

The throne at the banquet
rises above the altar–
the wedding garment lifted at last

gently and slowly, patiently
revealing the consummation
of heaven and earth

upon the altar of self-abandon,
laying down for your beloved,
commending your spirit,

a last breath’s sweet caress
across her lips, completely consumed
through the hope of new life.