At Nazareth And Elsewhere, On Pleasant Nights

[after John 3:12, and Handley Moule's poem,

The Beloved Disciple, 159-161]


On some rooftops (the stars in constellations

across the warm and cloudless sable nights),

our Lord might have enjoyed long conversations

with Nicodemus; or, also, with others:

disciples, scholars, doubters, his half brothers.

Perhaps even someone souught Him for spite's

enfleshed, antagonistic bitterness.

These, too, he would have loved not one jot less

than those who held Him in pure admiration,

or spoke to Him with utter veneration.





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