holy places revisited

We’ve celebrated Easter…Pentecost is coming! 

 

burning bush in desert place

holy ground tread with bare feet

temple built as sacred space

where heaven and earth did meet

 

virgin’s womb a holy space

where divine entered our world

fishing boat or grassy place;

when Jesus spoke, truth unfurled

 

upon the cross where he stayed

hanging between sacred space

in the garden where he laid

death couldn’t silence holy grace

 

holiness we now receive

spirit fire from heaven’s hand

wholly people who believe

God’s house gathers from all lands

 

 

logo-napowrimo

 

silent sabbath

 

laid down life for friends

blood congealed, stiff body wrapped

stone seals death in tomb

soldiers wipe spear and spikes clean

women grieve over spices

 

divine chiaroscuro

 

we mark a dark yet holy day

when Light himself was crucified

condemned by men, unjustly tried

 

son suffered, father turned away

wrapped up in gloom, laid in cold tomb

“now God is dead!” the demons say

 

to save from shadow’s curse, light died

we mark a dark yet Good Friday.