Friday, June 12, 2015

Tibi Dixit: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Sacred Heart Statue
in the back of our choir

One of the Easter introit chants, "Tibi Dixit" (To you my heart has spoken:  Seek His face...) has a certain beat to it that reminded me of the beating of the human heart.  So I wrote this poem with an attempt to imitate that cordial rhythm.  On this Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, may all our hearts beat in unison with His.

Tibi Dixit

To you my heart is speaking,
Murmuring and beating,
Necessity in seeking
Your face, your face

Humanity deleting
Your face, effaced,
Sweating, swollen, bleeding,
Divinity disgraced,
And all, in all conceding.

Shall pulse rate pause or race
Your face to see?
With me your heart is pleading:
Hide not your face
From me.

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