Winter House

The word of God
     came to the courts
          of the king in his
               winter house,
                    with fire warming
                         on an open hearth.
The king began
      to read the scrolls,
           but then cut them
                with a scribal knife
                     before he could finish
                          and threw them whole
                               upon the brazen fire.

Winter house
     winter heart,
          from this place
               none will depart,
But live instead
     in the eternal frost
         of promise rejected
              from  the start.

Jeremiah 36:20-32

by J Alan R
| Back to Index |