A man married to a blind woman told her how
Beautiful she was every day. And whenever he said
That, she smiled, and her whole body relaxed.
They lived alone at a small remote oasis where
Few ever stopped. And whenever someone did he
Made sure that no one ever saw his wife,
For a person could openly gasp at her appearance
Because she was deformed.
Her husband’s voice and that of her sister, who
Would a few times a year visit, were the only
Ones she really knew. And she loved her simple
Life on the little farm they had.
Appearances, and our relationship, you should
Know the truth of those by now:
If you woke next to me on any day, I would say
To you what he so often did. My dear, you are so
I love this poem–I have to include it somewhere during this retreat! I hear in the speaker’s tone such love and tenderness, a grateful heart expressing belovedness. Isn’t this the very voice of God calling out to you? My dear, you are so Beautiful.