Year C Easter 6: Down by the river

Silt sinking to your shoes,
knee deep in ooze, you lose
your stream of thought way
down by the river to pray.

Tripping, tickling trout
tumbling upward, hope lifts
labour over falls, life runs
down by the river to pray.

Duck-billed spirit diving
for glory, creation reviving
resurrection array
down by the river to pray.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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