Sunday, February 19, 2012

1 Corinthians 10

Remember now the sea and rock:
the waters parted and poured out,
that all walked through and of partook--
a grace bestowed beneath the cloud.

But recall how Israel
God on the whole displeased
with grumbling mouths and hearts evil--
the whole lump with leaven laced.

Remember then the cup and bread:
The body now His Body breaks,
joined at the table of their Head
all other altars it rejects.

Recalling this, response demands:
A man should seek his neighbor's good
and make all of his actions' ends
to glorify a jealous God.

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Passerby

One glimpse of your face
brings at once clarity and cloud--
the indescribable look in your eyes
giving shadows of experiences
not only too painful,
but also too tiring to mention;
tracing in my heart the paths
of expansive journeys,
yet without an indication of either
commencement or end.

Knowing the telling of a single glance,
you face the ground and walk past.