MYSTICAL POEMS: “Microprosopos” by Elsa Barker (1869-1954)



BEHIND the orient darkness of thine eyes, 
  The eyes of God interrogate my soul 
  With whelming love. The luminous waves that roll 
Over thy body are His dream. It lies 
On thee as the moon-glamour on the skies;         
  And all around—the yearning aureole 
  Of His effulgent being—broods the whole 
Rapt universe, that our love magnifies. 
O thou, through whom for me Infinity 
  Is manifest! Bitter and salt, thy tears       
  Are the heart-water of the passionate spheres, 
With all their pain. I drink them thirstily! 
While in thy smile is realized for me 
  The flaming joys of archangelic years.

Elsa Barker


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anita Bowden says:

    This is the second blog post I have received in as many days, that contains a pink rose – my mother’s favorite flower! The 12th anniversary of her passing is in 3 days…..My thanks to you (and the other blogger) for your posts, because I consider the imagery to be messages sent to me, through you, from my mother…. 🙂 ❤ Thank you, my dear friend, Amira! ❤

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    1. Wow Anita! What a wonderful coincidence and reminder of your mom!It
      Sometimes we can all be vessels or messengers without even knowing, to bring some special loving news from beyond from our loved ones. That touches my heart dear friend! ❤ ❤ <3. I though a rose would be appropriate for Elsa's poems since she was a RC. 🙂
      Sending you a special hug in memory of your mom!!! Much love!!! ❤

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  2. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem!

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