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David Karchere

"In total joy, And in unquenchable celebration With you, my Lord, my King, my friend."

- David Karchere | My Love Is Long


Original context

My love is long
Like the path in front of me,
With blind turns
Around sandstone bluffs
And endless switchbacks
That climb to unknown places;
Like a young man
Who would walk
A path such as this,
Enjoying the sweat
Dripping down his torso,
And the challenge of this great adventure.

O, yes, my love is long,
And it would climb that way
Today,
Tomorrow,
And for so many tomorrows to come,
Until this earthly frame
Can walk no more,
And the spirit of my love
Walks on alone,
Like a scarcely noticed rustling wind,
A shimmering and a flickering
That could do nothing else but continue
Until I reach the end and aim
Of my climbing,
Until I know
My love is complete,
At least for now;
That I have loved you
With every part of me,
All given,
All consumed in living flame
Until love alone continues,
Informing all its wondrous shapes and colors,
With itself,
Dancing and laughing free
In total joy,
And in unquenchable celebration
With you, my Lord, my King, my friend

- David Karchere | My Love Is Long


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