Wait and See

“It behoved that there should be sin; but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.”
Juliana of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love, c. 1393

Give me
the knock on the door
and the unexpected event.
Give me
the can-I-come-in moment
with the last chance eyes.
Give me
the fortitude to endure
these cruel afflictions.
Give me
the dying life
amid the smiling faces.

Spare me
the testing moment
of the unbearable fate.
Spare me
the stab in the back
on the killer’s balcony
Spare me
the death kiss
on the suicide rooftop.
Spare me
the Black Joker
with his dark cruel eyes.

— Fear not,
wait and see
light spring from darkness,
joy spring from sorrow,
heaven spring from hell,
and the healing of all wounds.
The unexpected event
will come, soon;
and the gordian knot will be broken.
Wait and see
the full moon in the Always Garden
by the holy river.

Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website, Darkmoon.me, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

7 thoughts to “Wait and See”

  1. “It behoved that there should be sin; but all shall be well….”
    — Juliana of Norwich
    That reminds me of the words of St Paul: “God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.” (Rom 11.32)
    Yes, all shall be well — in the “big picture,” i.e. the fulfillment of God’s wondrous plan of salvation, but not for each individual person, for God wills to have mercy on all, but not all seek God’s mercy. Those who will not repent cannot be forgiven. Those who deny that they are sick cannot be healed. None are so blind as those who refuse to see. Many are like men sick with fever and disease who lash out at their Physician in their delirium. Unless we humble ourselves before God our Creator and our loving Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and admit we are sinners in need of God’s mercy and forgiveness, all will not be well for us, although even while we eternally experience the unimaginable torments of hell with Satan and and all the other fallen angels and other damned souls, all will still be well, for God always does all things well, even if we with our self-forged chains and hardened hearts choose to refuse His love. All things will be well for those who love God and seek His will in all things, and humbly repent when they do fall, as we all do, and stretch out their hands to their Redeemer and Savior. Then indeed all will be well for each one who allows his pride and self-will to dissolve in infinite abyss of the love of God.

    1. BTW, very thought-provoking poem. I did, however, experience my theological antenna spark a bit at the idea of heaven springing from hell. My reaction was, No, heaven cannot spring from hell like light springs from darkness. Darkness is indeed displaced by light, but hell is forever, and as we hear in the parable of the rich man and the poor man Lazarus in the gospel (Luke 16), Abraham in heaven says to the rich man in torments in hell, “Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.” But there is indeed a place where souls of the just are completely purified so as to enter untainted into the glory of heaven, and that place is purgatory. So forgive me, Lasha, if it seems I’m splitting theological hairs where only poetic expression and experience are called for, but my mind works in this way, as I think you know, and I see heaven springing from earth (for the holy ones and martyrs), and heaven springing from purgatory for the majority of the just who are in need of the purifying fire before being able to stand in the presence of our Trinitarian God in heaven — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — and there experiencing the unimaginable beatific vision.

      1. I’m reading the current issue of Culture Wars Magazine (www.culturewars.com) in which E Michael Jones mentions Hegel’s belief that human freedom does not have the final say in the outcome of human history, and that the “cunning of (divine) Reason” or the deception of Logos (God) allows human passion and human wickedness to act on It’s behalf. As Jones says, “Hegel’s word for Logos is Vernunft. He describes the movement of Logos through history as ‘die List der Vernunft,’ which usually gets translated into English as the ‘cunning of reason’ but could be translated as the deceptions which God uses to bring about His will on earth. God uses wicked men to bring about His intentions not theirs.”

        It appears to me that that is another way of saying what Juliana of Norwich said: “It behoved that there should be sin; but all shall be well….” God’s will is supreme and will always be fulfilled, despite human opposition to it. The same can be said for diabolical opposition to it.

  2. The repitition of “Give me” and “Spare me” in subsequent verses is a great structure of thought-inspiration. What I read in Lasha’s poem is an articulate apprehension of the inevitable circumstance we all face. I have the same apprehensions about Death, but have not yet penned them into verse. I’m inpired by Lasha’s conclusion “Fear not…”, and hope she writes more about it.
    As far as “poetry” is concerned, Lasha is very good at chopping prose into verse. She poetically delivers deep thoughts. I applaud her presentation!

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