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Sarah Rehfeldt

About this Christian Poet:
I am a writer, photographer, and artist from Washington State. My hobbies also include gardening. My photography can be viewed here.

About this Poem:
This poem was inspired by a photograph of the blue-grape hyacinths as they pushed upward through the earth early last spring.

The Third Day

Weather Report from Underground
It was one of those belligerent days again today.
Soil quality: Firm.  Outlook: Natural glass.
Until then, I’m a little fonder.

I pull at  :  muscles you rehearse
plays the part  :  my abdomen

This is what I’ve learned from corners: 
there aren’t so many of them

and how they’re thin, like blue cerulean.
And how the lines,
they’re thirsty, honest
drinking in.

You repeat in me, like I repeat in You—
beginning here, with this pair of eyes.

Eyes? you ask.  Why yes, like mine:
wide like the myth
blue clay livid
deep like the pool

The Sea that changes.

And there was evening, and there was morning—a third day.
Genesis 1:13

Copyright ©2008 by Sarah Rehfeldt