Thursday, April 7, 2011

carla funk: psalm of thirst (part three)

As deep calls to deep
in the immeasurable electricity of God
so thirst calls to water
the dry-tongued stones licking
the morning air     desparate
a man stumbling across
the sun-scorched sand
the word oasis a cold pool
of hope in his mouth

so the porous heart soaks up
what rain and goodness he sends

so my deserts turn to gardens
in the presence of the Lord

Funk, Carla. "Psalm of Thirst" Introductions: Poets Present Poets. Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001.