Simeon's Farewell






Sacred rite
of pure intention
joy and grief
a sword between them
promise Land

oblation
for the wayward world
lamb's blood is
what wise elders know
of heaven

On this day
two chaste turtle doves
sacrificed
their feathered future
for Love's Light



©RosyCole2022





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Stephen Evans Something Unearthly
23 June 2022
I think what I want more than to be remembered is to have made a difference in something that contin...
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Perhaps I should have added that, nevertheless, I do feel this is a limpid piece of poetry you have...
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