Let me go there too

5 May 2022 | Jesus Christ | 1 comment

And God held in his hand

a small globe. Look, he said.

The son looked. Far off,

as through water, he saw

a scorched land of fierce

colour. The light burned

there; crusted buildings

cast their shadows: a bright

serpent, a river

uncoiled itself, radiant

with slime.


On a bare

hill a bare tree saddened

the sky. Many people

held out their thin arms

to it, as though waiting

For a vanished April

To return to its crossed

boughs. The son watched

them. Let me go there, he said.


R.S. Thomas (1913-2000), H’m, 1972.


Notes from the Compiler

1 Comment

  1. “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire –
    but my ears you have opened;–
    burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
    Then I said, ‘Here I am, I have come –
    it is written about me in the scroll.
    I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart.’”

    (Psalm 40: 6-8)


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