Lost In Translation

b2ap3_thumbnail_AscensionDove.jpg

 

A poem for the Feast of the Ascension

 

 

He spoke of leaving

scripture as being fulfilled

Did we sense the change?

He'd proved a Resurrection

that was his, not ours

 

Every filament 

was radiant with new life

Something had happened

Nothing was as it had been

The Rubicon crossed

 

His transparent eye

beheld another country

Jerus'lem conquered

but the Romans still held sway

and their coin was king

 

Glory fled the tomb

We looked back with nostalgia

laughing children and

lepers cleansed, the lame striding

toward a future

 

Greater miracles

he promised we'd do than his

We couldn't see it

not without his live person

nerving our belief

 

He drew us into

the beam of his new vision

Not absence, presence

Flesh must lose reality

Spirit is power

 

In cloud he lost us,

or we him: we watched transfixed

to see him gaining 

paradise at our expense

At least it felt so.

 

Why no bitter pain?

No agony of parting?

It was as if his

heart, mind and limbs were ours now

torment held in check

 

The ether penned him,

while angels held us captive

to a vital theme

upon the cusp of longing

and expectancy...

 

 

Copyright

© Copyright Rosy Cole 2010 and 2015

1644 Hits
2 Comments

Latest Blogs

  Just outside my patio there is a large azalea bush. It blooms beautiful pink-orange blossoms for about two weeks each year, usually in May. The res...
  On this D-Day anniversary, I have to admit I don’t watch war movies, even very good films like The Battle of the Bulge or Saving Private Ryan. I do...
  There was a 1962 movie called Day of the Triffids, starring of all people Howard Keel, about an alien invasion. That is what it feels like around m...
"Stephen Evans’ short story collection, The Mind of a Writer and Other Fables, serves as a loving tribute to Evans’s late father, remembered here as a...

Latest Comments

Rosy Cole Layers of Life
25 June 2021
Attention is indeed a path to joy and revelation. Sad thing is, there is so little of it in the mode...
Rosy Cole And in Other News
06 June 2021
Good luck with that! Looks interesting.
Rosy Cole The Art Of The Nations
06 June 2021
Delighted you enjoyed the post, Kevin. I do have most of the Kahlil Gibran books. At least I've cou...
Kevin The Art Of The Nations
06 June 2021
Hello Rosy, this is one of my favorite things from Gibran. Some people love, whilst others hate, Th...
Rosy Cole The World Says
22 May 2021
We cast our bread upon the water...that is all. It returns to us in many days in translated form. Th...