Sunday, September 4, 2016

"Sunflowers Along Emmaus Road"

Look at my sunflower! Isn't it gorgeous? It bloomed for me yesterday morning in my backyard here in New Jersey and reminded me of a field of sunflowers I saw blooming along the road to Emmaus during a Holy Land pilgrimage in 1986.

Photo by Maude

Israel Pilgrimage—1986

Big, bodacious sunflowers
live up to their name
sun-shining a million
dazzling petal spires at us
along Emmaus Road

It is fitting
because I am ablaze
with Jesus-joy
to be here

as I think about my newly
Resurrected Lord, vanishing
at the very breaking
of the bread

astonishing the disciples
who sat with Him
at table

Those utterly bewildered disciples
whose hearts thumped
and blazed
with glory fire
as He walked with them
as He explained to them
the Holy Scriptures

2000 years ago
along this very road

Maude Carolan Pych

No comments:

Post a Comment