Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +7, Yr B)

THE APPROACHING
(Mark 6: 14-29)

Lamp light catches the edge of the sword
just before its swing
and for an instant there is
a memory
of sunlight dancing on water
and droplets glittering in air
as his hands pour Jordan
over the bowed head of one
who, standing there,
has brought all hope
into one sharp focus,
and John smiles,
his heart already soaring
toward the approaching dove
as the blade begins to descend.

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One thought on “Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +7, Yr B)

  1. Intense and powerful.

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