At Patmos As The Apostle Saint John Sails

This island, Lord, was far from Galilee.
But here you gave the words of prophecy
unto the last of your Apostles---me,
as to one born late and unworthily.
I wrote the words down with as much precision
as circumstance and this island's condition
allowed:  the finished record you perfected,
and---so to speak---from deep mines resurrected.
The inspiration given at your call
to come up hither is now shown to all.
Sent here to be concealed from Nero's guile,
I am released now from my long exile,
and I bring with me this last Revelation---
a gift for churches, for edification.

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