Blinded by the Beloved

The surprise of sudden beauty
startles
and heightens
my senses
to be awake
and aware of the presence
of the radiant
Beloved

Preparing me for brilliance
beyond my earthly sight
an inner light
guides me into a cloud
of deep Silence
and surrendering

All words fall away
in this vanishing
hour of hidden
splendor
sheltered in
trembling seclusion