Friday, December 8, 2023

A friend

After I Samuel 18:1-5

He hears the words

spoken to his father,

simple words that

identify, and he is

so struck by what

he hears that his soul

knits to the speaker’s.

They become as one,

not two. They make

a covenant, a pledge,

a promise of friendship

and faithfulness with

each other. He gives

him his robe, he gives

him his armor, he gives

him his sword and bow

and belt. The son 

of the king turned

from his father

to his friend.


Photograph by Mohammad Mardani via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


“Abraham and the Binding of Isaac” and “A Far, Far Better Thing” – poems by Brian Yapko at The Society of Classical Poets.


Archangel Explains – Poem by Pamela Mordecai at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).


Tribes, Trolls, and the Power of Technology – Jason Thacker.


The Good Riddle, poem by G.K. Chesterton – Malcolm Guite.


Ghosts Come and Go – three poems by Kerry O’Connor at Skylover. 

Finding Poetry: An Interview with Poet Rick Maxson -- Tweetspeak Poetry.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

This is so profound, Glynn. Blessings!