24 March 2017

Looking for the Soul: Part Three


Exodus: Moses and the burning bush 
by Marc Chagall(1966)


Blood pulses like tympani in my ears
Because we take action. 
Fear, I suppose—
the old Uh-oh.  Or maybe it’s courage
coursing through veins unused to its power—
a fast-fast shuttle carrying God Light
across the dark warp of our body
to weave whole cloth out of the hope of us.

Because we take action, I am excited.
Witness Moses finally saying YES
and not backing away from the burning,
knowing his task will be inconvenient
and dangerous. 
Here I stand at the loom
ready to weave this cloth with words, to make 
it light and dark.  pray to play my part.



My blog poems are rough drafts.   
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© 2017 Susan L. Chast



2 comments:

sreeja harikrishnan said...

powerful...evocative...!

Martin Kloess said...

I can relate. I'm sure you struck the chord in many