Poem: “Cloud in Glory”

Cloud in Glory

A white horse grazes in the meadow
Wild rye growing in the sun,
Daylight pivots on its shadows
Master quick, come Holy One

Master come and fit the bridle,
Ride, I see the fields aflame,
Come and cinch the heavy saddle
Mount your horse and shout your name

Long ago the ride was promised,
Cloud in Glory is your steed,
Let injustice be extinguished
Let the rescue come with speed

Come Lord Jesus, come my Master
Mount and ride, the field’s aflame,
Quick, I wait to hear your answer
Mount your horse and shout your name

August 6, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."