The Uncallused Hand
Section II: She Said
...know you I salute the air, the ocean and the land,
Every day at sundown for your dear sake my love.
Of course, God is the ‘Wholly Other”;
but He is also the wholly Same, the wholly Present.
Of course he is the Mysterium Tremendum that appears and overthrows;
but He is also the mystery of the self-evident, nearer to me than my I.
Soul knows that where spirit is too dominant,
we are greedy for pure things: clarity, certainty, and serenity....
This second impulse [soul], simultaneous with and contradictory to the first [spirit],
takes us toward the little and the disregarded:
the valley world that is lovely, seductive, transient--
not the life eternal but the life we die of.
Section 2 of the book contains the following poems: