Transfiguration (Kathryn Rose)
- Editor: Kathryn Rose (submitted 2013-01-11). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes:
First published: 2012
Description: Words by Thomas Thurman, used with permission under CC BY-SA.
Original text and translations
What’s seen is seen, and cannot be unknown;
and so he turned my soul, and turns it still.
We’d walked a while, just him and us alone;
we’d wandered up some ordinary hill.
The air was cold. The conversation died.
I wondered if I’d left the stove alight.
The curtains of the world were torn aside,
and naked glory overwhelmed my sight;
and oh, the voice, that called to him by name,
so comforting, so terrible to hear:
that man I knew, the same, yet not the same,
touches my arm, and tells me not to fear;
but as I raise my eyes, the light is gone,
and life, and something more, must carry on.