Sunday, December 20, 2020

Simultaneous translations

After Acts 2:1-13

It is a polyglot of nations
represented, people from
everywhere living
in one place, this city
at this time, people
hearing the wind
thundering and rushing,
a mighty river cascading
down mountains,
a waterfall of sound.
They hear the wind
and come running,
called to see and
called to witness
this event at this time,
what none have seen
before: the languages
of nations pouring forth
from men who know
only own, their own.

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