In Luke's Gospel, Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary, the mother of James, bravely go to the tomb at daybreak, not knowing they would become involved in one of the most famous games of hide-and-seek
The poem then moves through a string of metaphorical hide-and-seek
experiences, like lightning flashes, to end with thanks "for unsearchable riches / that reach into our lives, love / calling us by name." Yet these last lines of the poem aren't quite its end, because that "love" circles us back to the poem's epigraph, which is a line from Brother Louis himself: "Your true and only Son is love." This is about as indirect an entry as Jesus could make into a poem.