The Blade, the Ear, the Full Grain — Integrated Catholic Life™

This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by William Patterson.

Parable: The Blade, the Ear, the Full Grain
(Mark 4.28)

There must have been at least one woman
standing on that beach at Galilee,
taken immediately out of her daily cares,
sweat drying, salty on her brow,
or one man leaning against his ropes and nets
taken temporality away from his anxieties,
hearing something in the strange man’s words,
and wondering what soil they came from,
seeing the new green blade…

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