Dragon’s Blood

 

The Dragon’s Blood Tree

Bleeds a crimsom sap for Jascha

His violin shines

Your Love for God

Photo courtesy of Donald Lindsey

 

I give you sunrise

And sleep to temper your love

Becoming pure gold

Copyright © DB Lindsey Jr
02/09/2019

 

Christmas Sonnet

dust
 
 
 

SHAKING THE DUST

“Long is the way / And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light”John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

(For Tracie Pratt)

Today she celebrates the Savior’s birth,

Worships the light, in fullness yet unseen.

But errant hearts distort the light of earth.

Again they scourge the Son of Man, her King.

While season’s clamor muffles Christendom,

Impious hearts embrace the wintry frost,

The ones for whom rebirth may never come.

Then Advent passes, notwithstanding cost.

She seeks the strength to speak the boldest truth,

Then shakes the dust, withdraws and moves along.

From town to town, propitiation soothes:

The burden Jesus takes, and pain is gone.

Henceforth, she judges not and speaks in love:

His saving graces descending like a dove.

DB Lindsey Jr

25 December 2005