Thursday, June 05, 2014

….and the sound of a wind

….and the sound of a wind.
Acts 2 v2

For an instant it was quiet.
Then the sound of the wind
an invisible gatecrasher,
a rush before the rainstorm,
filled the air
a powerful charge in the atmosphere of time.

But nothing stirred.
The days gleaning of dust
loitering of the floor
remained unmoved
in its silent vigil to the heat.
And there was the sound of the wind
a gathering tide rushing sea defences
an unstoppable movement in the flow of time.

The sound only, filled the air
a wind unsensed by eye.
No tell-tale genuflection of drapes
no bowing of stems nor wafting of smell.

There was the sound of the wind.
There was a sign of this invisible guest
there were beach-crashing waves
there were cloud-rending, life changing,
burning signs.................
there were tongues of fire.

1 comment:

Elaine said...