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Sunday, November 19, 2017

THE ABYSS, a poem [Sun, 11-19-17]

Faith discovered Christian Wiman
as he stared into the cancer.
He calls it his “bright abyss.”

I look down often
into an abyss
that is not bright.

I wonder at the absence
of the light. My abyss
is dark and deep and lost
in space and time and fear.

My bright hope
is to dive so deep
I pop out
on the other side.


Christian Wiman was a secular poet who discovered Christ when he got cancer and writes about that beautifully in My Bright Abyss. 

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