The Heart-House Has Been Scoured
Wednesday for ashes
An apocalypse in folklore
Has happened, we might
Then gods dissolve without our
Angels cannot fly
Their agencies become the dust
Of skepticism, disbelief
The province of agnostics
Those who believe that God
Will take the ashes on our brows
Not because God is gone
But to make detritus
Of our seasonal
The fatal kind that
Render clear sight granular
So we put the ashes
On the outside
Above our sight
So that clarity might be learned
A time starts now toward remembrance
To think and feel
C L Couch
Ash Crosses and Social Networks
February 16, 2018 at 6:50 am
I very much like this one Christopher. From the mysticism the Romans and the Norse etc. first saw Christianity as, to an understanding and clear perception of it through Jesus in Lent, and ultimately; on Good Friday and Easter where the veil or mysticism is caste aside and true understanding is given for those who seek and those whose hearts are touched.
Such an early lent this year, don’t remember it beginning in February before. Hope you are doing well and praying for you often.
March 9, 2018 at 1:39 am
Thanks, Amanda, for your response and for your prayers! I’m okay. One operation done and another to go. Then I think I’ll be clear for a while. I hope you are well and happily active. Yes, I was thinking of the moment when the veil is torn and also the mystic understanding of other lore in other parts of the verse. Yes, strange year with the start of Lent on Valentine’s and Easter happening on April Fool’s. Though there’s spiritual understanding about that, too. We are fools for Christ, after all. I pray for you!
March 9, 2018 at 4:39 am
Thank you Christopher. Great to hear you are doing okay & I’m hoping this next procedure is just what you need to be okay and live life without that kind of worry for awhile. I am staying active, sometimes too busy. Easy to get overwhelmed. Doing freelance writing and also a course on writing on fiction. I love both but it’s hard to keep up with both things. The freelancing brings added income, and the course is just what I needed to better my Fiction, but it’s writing a piece and an assignment every day of the weak. So I struggle with that, but think I will cut back on the freelancing as this course is helpful all around for clearer and more concise writing fiction and whatever else.
Thank you for your prayers. I appreciate them. I often wonder how you’re getting by.
Yes, Lent, Valentines, Easter, all being so soon. I didn’t even think about April fools yet, but we do have St. Patrick’s day coming up too.
Hope you are well and my prayers go out to you as always.