Sunday, April 12, 2015

The week after

The week after
begins with absence,
a lightning flash of empty;
intended prayer becomes

they hear, and they run
to the stone,


The dust of the road
kicked up by the missing
this road to Emmaus
prefigures the road
to Damascus prefigures
the road to Rome

the absence
is transmuted
into presence
into life
into eternity

Painting: Appearance on the Road to Emmaus – oil on canvas by Carolyn Thomas Jones. Private collection, Birmingham, Alabama.


FC Etier said...

Especially liked the 3rd verse. It evokes memories of the road we all must travel to and from Calvary.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Wonderful poem, Glynn! My favorite verse is the last one. Blessings!