The Common Good
March-April 1998


by Larry Brown | March-April 1998

My Lord has lifted been in blackest blue...

My Lord has lifted been in blackest blue
in burdened midnight weighted silent dark
extinguished breathless still and settled true
in death abrupt as in bright life a spark
a sudden flame a glory come and gone
the echoes of a word remembered fail
to fill a hollow heart like mine that on
each thorn of shadow folds collapsed to wail
and whine so he though come and gone does come
again and pulls me full against a throw
of starry sky a call of wind a drum
of rain that every even I can know
he is not hiding he is here this when
this where this me my Lord has lifted been.

LARRY BROWN is a full-time spouse, parent, psychologist, baker, gardener, and poet living in Houston, Texas. He enjoys writing form poetry such as this Easter sonnet.

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