Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Follow Me

" ...you need only to keep
walking with God and all of life
becomes one long stroll."
--- Etty Hillesum




Can you follow Abram
when he leaves Canaan?

Imagine simply answering
Hinneni: Here I Am,
dropping everything,
leaving friends, the neighbor
who shared cool lemonade
on a seamless summer night and
wandering to the edge of a place
you can't name, resting on a promise


Can you answer: Here I am
when you hear a whisper
asking you to follow



Linda Watskin
Day 26
Poetic Asides prompt

3 comments:

  1. I like the form of this poem and the question at the end. Amazing to think of dropping everything and blindly following the voice. Great job on the prompt.

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  2. Wow. Excellent piece, Linda. From the quote at the beginning, the form of the poem, the broadest of questions (will I follow) to the smallest of details (the shared lemonade). This compact piece says volumes. Well done!

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  3. Linda, you pose a very good question at the end.

    Pamela

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