Poem I wrote for today’s great Feast

Baptism of the Lord

Bathing Flesh, muddy waters fitfully flow

Unknowing, but now hear! a Voice speaks:

“Unworthy am I, You whom I did not know;

You’ve come to perfume a world that reeks

Of dark and deadened souls, O God-who-seeks

To make of us crimson white, celestial snow;

See! Death is dying in Jordan’s paschal riverbed.”

There God, Thrice-shown, has surely appeared!

Voice-quake, peaceful Dove, Flesh soon Blood red,

Trinity evermore praised, adored, revered

Whose love, mercy for us wastefully, lavishly bled.

Amen.

3 comments on “Poem I wrote for today’s great Feast

  1. […] Baptism of the Lord Bathing Flesh, muddy waters fitfully flow Unknowing, but now hear! a Voice speaks: “Unworthy am I, You whom I did not know; You’ve come to perfume a world that reeks Of Source: Neal Obstat Theological Opining   […]

  2. Dian Barry says:

    Nice

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