Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quill-drawn Spirit

Harvey S. Mozolak

the Spirit
not only the quiet peaceful dove

but a high-soaring hawk
protecting the nested church

also the eagle of Saint John
and all writers of the Holy Writ
their pens feathered with holiness

a peregrine falcon’s speed to our need

a godwit arriving in Christchurch
bridging the long distance
swelling in its chest
the groans for the harbor
of the ship well yet
beyond the shore

the promise of the pierced pelican
feeding her young by her blood
on the death-doweled tree

even a jeweled humming bird
singing of heaven beyond
the sighted sky

the swallow whose home
is made beside the altar

a sparrow whose gifts
many and always
brought beaked as blessings
to those whose gather and kneel

without wings

(art by Moze   ...Shawn A. Mozolak)

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