Poem: “Luke 6:1-5”

Luke 6: 1 – 5

As the Lord’s disciples
Walked the wheat field
Crushing the grain
To feed their hunger

As the farmer in Kansas
Tasted his sorghum
Crushing the grain
And savoring sweetness

So the Lord will crush the harvest grain
Lord of the Sabbath
Man of our sorrows
Before He tastes the world’s ripeness

Harvest of spirits, harvest of souls
Sweetness of love
Or bitter with sorrows
Or bitter with madness

September 3, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."