Begins as a presence, a hovering
over the waters, a breaking open
of the deep, it becomes a promise
ratified by a rainbow of remembrance
set in the sky’s white vapors,
a remembrance not to the mist
that rises for a time above the lake,
nor the wisps of mists,
but a remembrance to the presence,
to the hovering, of what
it has promised, a covenant
of water everlasting.
This poem is submitted to the Warrior Poet Circle, hosted by Jason Stasyszen. To see more poems prompted by the word “covenant,” please visit Connecting to Impact.
Photograph: Sundog by Petr Kratockvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.A covenant of water by Glynn2