Friday, July 20, 2007

The Mantle of Elias



Prophet of fire
Prophet of rain
You depart
In the whirlwind
Of glory.
I clasp
Your mantle
As it falls behind.
With your double-spirit
I am possessed.
May I now perceive
The thunder and
Immensity
Of silence divine;
The promise
Of a wisp of cloud
Rising
Out of the sea.

~a Carmelite tertiary Share

5 comments:

Wendy WaterBirde said...

I love this too, such a feeling there...

elena maria vidal said...

Glad you like it, Wendy!

Plain Catholic said...

Cool icon!

Veritas said...

I have enjoyed reading the detailed history of the life of Elias, and your observation about the mantle prefiguring the scapular seems more than likely. The poem is lovely, Elena Maria, succinctly capturing the essence of this great prophet and holy man.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Plain Catholic it is an amazing icon.

Thank you very much, Veritas, for your kind words.