'Luminary' by Jonathan Wooding

RS Thomas,1940. | Photo: Courtesy of the Church in Wales.

In memory of RS Thomas

You say the mystic, when she’s not a poet, fails
to mediate the – hang on –

mysterium tremendum et fascinans, (that’s God),
and then you riddle us with the immediacy

of the mystic Deus absconditus. So, God’s
absconded, and the mystic’s in that room

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