And then the Light

Not sure enough about this one. We’ll see how it reads.

John 9:6

When [Jesus] had thus spoken, he spat on the ground,
and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed
the eyes of the blind man with the clay, […]

The clay – soft, warm,
scents of earth:
stone and root.

The teacher’s hands,
calloused, dry,
heavy like rock.

Can this be healing?
A wind, a burning,
these eyes burning.

And then the light,
such blinding light.


6 thoughts on “And then the Light

  1. An interesting interpretation. It would be blinding initially – nice pun 🙂 And of course, back then, if you were so disabled, it would be inevitable that you would be hungry.


  2. Hm… I think you’re right. Would his eyes go from hungry to overfed or some such sentiment, just kind of parrot the stanza before? It does seem to end abruptly. It’s lovely as far as you went.


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