Poem: The Divine Presence

Man looking at the stars
By Dave Hood

On a cool September evening, a few days
before autumn, as the wind blows softly
near the pristine lake,

in a place of solitude, except for the haunting
call of a loon, rustling maples leaves,
calm water peacefully lapping against the shoreline,

a young man, with an inquisitive mind,
whose a deep thinker,

Who enjoys pondering the big mysteries
of humanity

Whose been inspired by Stephen Hawking
An well-known scientist,
to study astronomy at university,

Peers through the large lens of his telescope
Into the starlit night sky,

He gazes at the infinite number of stars
millions of light years away
near the edge of the known Universe,
feeling the presence
Of nature as if the divine is speaking.

He ponders, for a few moments,
The concept of an infinite cosmos—-
Concludes that its a sea of stars,
a vast void of darkness,
relentlessly expanding into eternity,
impelled by some mysterious force
as powerful as the Big Bang.

He concludes that some ideas
Are beyond the grasp of sensory perception,
Beyond the comprehension of the human mind.

Then he contemplates, for a few moments,
If God exists, whether such a being is the prime mover,
architect of the universe, moral law within the soul
of everyone.

He concludes that God is like
the concept of infinity,
Beyond human comprehension,

Yet a reality
one can never personally experience
In this earthly life.


About Dave Hood

Lover of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Professional photographer and writer. Without the arts, life would be rather mundane, like a walk down the same old path on a dull day.
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