Mountain Haiku Sequence

Come with me, he says
to Peter, James and John;
time to climb up high.

Mountain-top prayers
where earth and heaven come close;
connecting the two.

Wonder and light. Ah,
these things take away one’s breath;
eyes and hearts grow wide.

Moses, Elijah
standing there, bleached and glowing;
speaking mysteries.

The one they followed
also shines, shares the wonder.
Who can this man be?

A cloud, descending,
hides the light-washed ones from view;
then the voice thunders.

It speaks approval:
He is my Son, the chosen;
listen to his words.

The cloud is lifted.
The four remain in silence,
alone with their thoughts.


Ken Rookes 2016


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