If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Five Alive: a parable poem by Leo Hartshorn

outside heaven's gate
they wait
ten bridesmaids
all in a row
five with lamps aglow
outside waiting for
the bridegroom

five without oil
for the bridegroom comes
in the pitch of night
to give light

so keep watch and pray
for the day
when he shall say
in darkness damp
light your lamp

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