Posts Tagged ‘Voices of the Past’

Matthew 17:1-5 TRANSFIGURATION – Poem

© by Ross Cochrane

I need this startled interruption from morning’s stupor, 
Shining, splendid, stark, splashed colours of the dawn, now
Drawing me and calling my wandering heart to prayer, 
Yet somehow 
While there, 
I hear the voices of my past call me to come 
And to re-live the darkness of their exploits, plum
Their depths once again,
And not tread heights that Jesus would allow my heart to climb. 
Am I to disavow my destiny for such a stain? 
Claim half-answers that come 
From trying to enshrine more noble moments of my life? 
A voice calls with bell-like clarity riding on the cloud
And I, prostrate, listen to it cut the air, two edged knife
At once I let my hardened heart be ploughed
bow the shredded sorrows of my strife
And in His radiant presence find new life.

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