Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 22:14:29 +0200
- Kevin Hartnett Poetry
This Picture His
What picture this, that testifies in time
Of things so grand, sheer time cannot contain,
And manifests a unity sublime
Mere mortal consummations fail attain?
These earthly vows reflect the Mind of Love
Which set eternity to be their end-
Depicting here the joyful world above
Where faithfulness on flesh will n’er depend.
A picture true, yet muted tint of truth-
The order of these partners rightly made-
No better than the faded print of youth
To represent maturity conveyed.
This picture His; its virtues fully shown,
When Christ Himself shall marry those His own.
-- Kevin Hartnett, 11/2006
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:31,32)
…Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give Him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready… (Revelation 19:6,7)
I wrote this poem for Ken and Rachael (Cooper) Boer on the occasion of their wedding. It's my first attempt in the renowned and revered English sonnet format.