Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Know Ye Not, That So Many of As as Were Baptized into Jesus Christ Were Baptized into His Death

O ye of little Reformed faith
(who step out on the Galilee)
when Peter sank beneath the waves
who grabbed whom from raging sea?

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Behold Now Behemoth, Which I Made with Thee

Live! and move! and have your being!
yester-beasts who Sheol roam--
though fossilized
(not finalized)
for the Lord makes flesh
from dried-up bone
and calls forth song
from silent stone.
If wolf and leopard, lion, lie,
much more surely raptor finds its home.
For on that day, when death has been,
what remains to fear Leviathan?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Unto Him That Is Able to Keep You from Falling, and to Present You Faultless Before the Presence of His Glory; or, Witness Protection

Satan, prowl,
thou lion lost in fog
(cloud-of-witnesses encompassed)
seeking those whom
you may not devour.

Lo, there is no Saul,
but Paul;
no Simon,
only Cephas;
no James, no John,
just Boanerges.

Fell Satan,
you'll not find
Mathew
wrapped in rags
(like carrion tattered)
but some new-named thing
in raiment white.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Medlar; or, That Which Thou Sowest Is Not Quickened Except It Die

Behold!
the first-and-last-fruit
of the resurrection:
He that liveth, and was dead.

Blet out our transgressions, Lord
(this pome-de-terre bound to decay)
for even rotten to the core
the dead in Christ will ripe.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Upon Whom Thou Shalt See the Spirit Descending, and Remaining on Him, the Same Is He Which Baptizeth with Holy Ghost

The Spirit hovered o'er the deep
like Noah's dove
never descending
until dry ground appeared--
gathered dust, Word become flesh.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bonsai

Leafy-branch cuttings
littering Jerusalem--
made to grow anew.