Late Have I Loved You

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St Augustine
Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient and so new, late have I loved you!
Lo, you were within,
but I outside, seeking there for you,
and upon the shapely things you have made
I rushed headlong – I, misshapen.
You were with me, but I was not with you.
They held me back far from you,
those things which would have no being,
were they not in you.
You called, shouted, broke through my deafness;
you flared, blazed, banished my blindness;
you lavished your fragrance, I gasped; and now I pant for you;
I tasted you, and now I hunger and thirst;
you touched me, and I burned for your peace

St Augustine


2 thoughts on “Late Have I Loved You

    1. Cynthia M. Smith Post author

      Stay tuned for a poem I am writing, in the spirit of St Augustine. I so relate to this Saint.


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