Transcendent One

Sublimely ineffable

Before and Beyond all …


Forgive my crass

and futile propensity

for trying to ‘fathom You’

by rationalizing

by analyzing

by categorizing


And forgive the bare-faced

arrogance by which I reduce You

to philosophical argument

to scientific formula

to mathematic equation


as if the Incomprehensible

might be so logically explained


Gift me with

the lowliness of mind

which makes room for mystery

which bows, discalceate,




and rises again to live submissively,

with wide-eyed wonder

as a child,  free

from fallen reason’s tyranny