Friday, April 3, 2015

The prophet stares


 
After Mt. 23: 37-39 and Luke 19:41-44 

The prophet stares at the city,
the city with its houses and
palaces, temples and shops
bustling in commerce, filled
by the baying and howling
of animals, a noise
redolent of life. 

He stares, and weeps
at the ignorance of the city,
its deafness and desolation,
its destruction, blood
flowing in the streets,
sufficient to extinguish
the fire. 

Painting: Jesus weeps over Jerusalem, oil on canvas by Enrique Simonet (1892).

2 comments:

Doug Spurling said...

Well done my friend. I kept thinking, Jesus weeps over JerUSAlem

nancy davis said...

He stares and weeps
at the ignorance
of the human,
its baying and howling,
bustling and commerce,
its deafness and desolation,
its destruction, blood
flowing in the veins.