Sunday, July 3, 2016


After Matthew 25:1-13

They rush out giggling:
a wedding. Giddy
in excitement, a state
sublime if exhausting,
they buy their lamps
but no oil, not enough,
sufficient for a shirt time.

Another: they rush out,
giggling: a wedding, Giddy
in excitement, They buy
their maps, extra oil, to wait
for the bridegroom,
the precise time
of his arrival unknown,
extra oil sufficient
for a time and a time

The hour arrives;
five stumble in darkness,
their night vision impaired.
Five follow in light.

The door closes.
The door shuts.
Five bridesmaids

Photograph by Eloi Khan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Jody Lee Collins said...

Remarkable images, sir.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

May we be the ones with wisdom to buy the oil and be prepared.
Blessings, Glynn!