Love Take Me Captive

O Captain of my heart On Love’s Tree You penetrate the Lie. You, victorious in Death, Descend, piercing the Earth To ransom Adam’s seed. Scale my stony ramparts; Pull down vanity’s tower; Besiege the Gates of Hell. Trumpet Your holy rage. As with thundering steed and burnished sword, Capture and hold fast my soul. Call … Continue reading

Candles on Altars

Candles on Altars   All men are candles, Burning on some altar. Some disappear into nothingness, Before worldly idols, Unable to sustain their spark Beyond the veil, Into eternity. Others light the heavens As they are consumed On the altar of Love, Merging imperceptibly, Creature with Creator. When my wax is spent, I pray I … Continue reading