Mark 1-21 The Voice, the Desert and the call

The Long View

The Long View

Poem – Clare Lind
Mark 1:35

Close up and involved is fine,
But today I need the long view
From the cliff above the bay.

Up the track I go
Accompanied by small bird song …
Now that’s a sound that can’t be heard down below
Down below by the boom of the waves as they break,
and the sigh of moving gravel as they recede.

Not that the beach below
Can’t be heard from here above,
Just that other sounds can be heard
As well as those below.

Just that here above
I can hear above
The noise of down below.
Just that here above
I can see beyond,
Beyond the breakers
To the strait and open sea.

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