Haiku sequence: He stood up to read.

In Nazareth town
an ancient text is opened,
intriguing words read.

Isaiah’s promise
of good news, hope and freedom,
is spoken once more.

The parchment is rolled,
returned to the attendant;
the man sits back down.

Eyes are fixed on him.
They watch his moves, and listen;
what will he do next?

Touched by the Spirit ,
the carpenter-man proclaims:
the day has arrived.

The synagogue gasps
at his bold declaration
and foundations shake.

Jesus, local boy,
who do you think that you are
to make such a claim?

© Ken Rookes 2016

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