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Because of joy I am exposed

Because of joy I am exposed
2 Samuel 6:16-23

When God has brought me home to Him
by coming home to me, I will be unable
to listen to you, even if you weep. I have to go and thank Him.

God has come into the city
of my soul; each breath is like an exile freed.
The truth no longer grieves me. My laughter is like tambourines.

I will continue to dance with swinging feet
even if because of joy I am exposed
to the tittering of slaves and glances of the servant girls.

If you scorn me, God will curse you.
Barren as your charity, your womb
will clog with dust and spit out the last crop of blood.

But if I could choose, God would curse you
with kisses. And if I had my way, He would
sentence you to leave your room and join me in my exultation.

Then your womb would open like water
parted by the searching of a prow.
Then your womb would bear the living fruit of a new creation.

 

 

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Daniel Hyland

Daniel Hyland

Daniel is a Catholic writer and voice artist living in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and daughter. He believes in the power of beauty in life, nature and art as a tool of evangelism, and seeks to follow Christ through study, work and prayer. His favorite book of the Bible is the Song of Songs because of the stunning intimacy it presents both with regard to the sacrament of marriage and the marital union with God to which every soul is called in Christ. He is the proud owner of a small collection of facial hair, charitably termed a mustache.