• epiphany: camel-less

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    The Christmas tide is going out . . .

    the waves of wonder which

    crashed against the sea wall

    of my heart are sliding away

    reminding me that the tides

    come and go, neap and spring:

    this is the rhythm of redemption.

     

    Along the now silent sands

    in my mind’s eye I still see the

    Magi meandering, starry-eyed.

    This newly exposed beach is not

    a breach, but an opening, an

    epiphany (to use a stained-glass

    word): Greek for “I get it now!”

     

    Come — let us walk camel-less

    down this beach of our lives,

    wandering and wondering our

    way between wall and water,

    between Herod and hope . . .

    write our names in the sand

    and see how long they last.

     

    Peace

    Milton

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    8 Responses to epiphany: camel-less

    1. January 6, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      Milton, i am moved to tears. “write our names in the sand and see how long they last.”
      Not long. The tide is consistent.

      • January 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        Thanks, Ragan.

        Peace
        Milton

      • David R
        January 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        My favorite line, and my reaction as well.

    2. January 7, 2014 at 4:22 am

      “Greek for ‘I get it now!'” “wandering and wondering our way between wall and water, between Herod and hope…” Just marvelous. Thank you!

      • January 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        Thanks, Julie.

        Peace
        Milton

      • Robert Daniel
        January 11, 2014 at 6:54 am

        These lines remind me of a song which James Taylor has recorded, among many other people called “Wandering” which includes the words:

        I’ve been wanderin’ early and late
        from New York City to the Golden Gate
        and it don’t look like
        I’ll ever stop my wanderin’

        • January 11, 2014 at 9:39 am

          One of my favorite songs. Thanks for the connection.

          Peace
          Milton

    3. January 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      I’m about where Ragan Courtney is–tear-wise, that is.

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