Seeking and finding

I mourned you as a mortal person—
The way you looked,
The things we did together,
The tears and laughter.
Now I had lost this person,
And my heart was heavy.

But the Comforter came gently,
Took me by the hand,
And brought me to an understanding—
A very clear, intuitive understanding—
Of concrete, spiritual identity,
Brilliant and brave
As star in winter sky.

Recognizing you thus,
Not in mortal flesh but in immortal being,
I found you again,
Found you forever—
No here or hereafter—
You and I and all of us
Safe in eternity.

Rosemary Cobham

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