Friday, July 29, 2011

Anticipation or Punctuation

Perhaps Isaiah anticipates
John on the isle of Patmos, or
perhaps John punctuates
Isaiah in the city of David, as
the temple fills with smoke,
the temple shakes with presence,
the presence terrifies unclean lips,
coals burning touched to lips,
searing, scouring, purifying,
sanctifying the preparation
necessary for the purpose.
For unto us is born,
to the seven churches born,
and his name shall be, is.

One hears a verse from Isaiah
quoted in a sermon;
it becomes a revelation.


Louise Gallagher said...

Nice Glynn.

I like how one word links through each sentence to the next with just a turn of phrase.

Maureen said...

You have a special talent for writing this particular kind of poem. I think it comes from a deep place of faith and understanding.

Helen said...

I like the phrase "John punctuates Isaiah in the temple".
That alone gave me a lot to ponder.

S. Etole said...

I'm not certain how you do this, but you certainly do it well.

nance marie said...

i had to do a little research. i am thinking that you are speaking of Isaiah 1:20 and Revelation 1:16.