Sunday, September 22, 2013

The sea was a sheet of glass

The sea was a sheet of glass,
no wind offering even a tiny wave,
or a small whiteness riding a swell.
Was this the Sea of Galilee before
the storm, before Jesus slept
in the boat, before John baptized,
before Peter walked, and Lazarus
rose, and the young girl lived,
and the woman drew the water
from the well?

Photograph by George Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Jerry said...

Maybe it was.

nance said...

fresh water lake
deep and alive
held deathly still
before the wind
before the word stepped in

Douglas said...

Lovely, lovely poem.