Saturday, July 5, 2008

Poem: God's Garden

God's Garden
(from Isaiah 26:4)

You reach for the gate, unsure
and afraid of what may lie beyond,
a thorny tangle of neglect and wild roses
that tear at your flesh
with each passing breeze,

a place so abandoned your eyes
barely see the paths and beds
that once made this garden a sanctuary,
a place of refuge,
and you wonder at the madness

that believes somewhere below the bramble,
God's garden still lives.


The picture is from one my favorite houses in Fincastle, Va. You may click on it for a larger view.

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