Saturday, August 13, 2011

Steadfast Love

He turns rivers into a desert,springs of water into thirsty ground,
a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants.
He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.
And there he lets the hungry dwell, and they establish a city to live in;
they sow fields and plant vineyards and get a fruitful yield.
By his blessing they multiply greatly, and he does not let their livestock diminish.

When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
he pours contempt on princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
but he raises up the needy out of affliction and makes their families like flocks.
The upright see it and are glad, and all wickedness shuts its mouth.

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord. Psalm 107:33-43

The Steadfast love of the Lord

Traveling in a herd, our many pods one,
we slide through the water and feast together
on the bounty set for us, the tender silvery morsels
jumping with delight in the sea and sky.

Some have hunted us, with cruel desires
other misunderstand us and think us stupid
mute and slow, spears and line they brought
to torture and abuse since we were not like them.

We have held our breath as our children were captured
made to be entertainment for rich families aching
for the escape and freedom that they had taken from us
bound us to them by their hunger, cravings and needs.

We swim a dark ocean and know her delights
we have nothing and yet delight in daily fruit
we sing at night and day and dance in the twilight
we are free and loved, our Creator swims with us
and our wisdom rests within the fecund seas.

1 comment:

mgdoolin said...

"Cool" or "interesting" don't begin to cover your poem. Beautiful! Give my regards to the dolphins.