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  Shekhinah
by David Arthur Walters
Friday, January 26, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Poem by my father at 90


 

 

 

SHEKHINAH

 

Perhaps because the hour was late

The night bereft of all distractions

And only she was in it

There seemed a translucent

Feminine, warm flame

An aura in her and about her

Addressing me as to my soul

In an invading and encompassing

Modulated and affectionate voice

 

She seemed, at that fleet instance

Of our lives, extraordinarily beautiful

More so than any woman I had ever seen

In a fearful instant, an instant of awe
I perceived I was in His presence


Without doubt closer in that office

Than until the final day I would ever be

Astonished, I felt a tremor in our hands

Looked within her limpid eyes

And noticed she had been crying

 

 

R.B.C. Walters
Kansas City 2007


 

 
 
 




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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 2/20/2008
An outstanding poem for all ages. Thanks you so much for sharing here, David. Beautiful words and beautiful read.

Micke
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/28/2007
Well now I know where you get your eloquence from.

This is a gem and what a keeper for you.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/28/2007
This gem is priceless! Into my library it goes. Give your father, my thanks ... and I give my thanks to you for posting it!
Reviewed by Helga Ross 3/13/2007
This is wonderful, David. I'm enlightened and gratified that I understood its "message" intuitively. (That is, before I looked it up, meaning of the word, Shekhinah.)
I was fortunate to stumble on the poem, since you didn't direct me to it. Shame on you! :)

Helga
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/15/2007
A powerful and compelling poem. Thank you for sharing it, David. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/2/2007
I love your father's soul..incredible man..ish more men would have his depth..
You are very fortunate to have him as your Dad..
Blessings..

Vesna.)
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 1/31/2007
Such depth and beauty, your father has quite the way with words as does his son. Lovely writing~`*
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/28/2007
wow.......powerful
nice
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/27/2007
This one hits between the eyes: P O W E R F U L. Thank you, David, for sharing this graceful, wise work by your Daddy.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/27/2007
A humbling honor to read this thunderbolt of eloquence, grace, and revelation. Much respect to R.B.C. Walters for shining the beautiful light of his years through the golden lines of SHEKHINAH.

Aberjhani
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/27/2007

I have enjoyed the reading of "Shekhinah".

Long healthy blissful to the Author of "Shekhinah".


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 1/26/2007
"and only she was in it" says a lot/ hadn't they been together many years? the reader cannot know for sure

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