In God’s gospel truth, the day comes
when nothing is to be done,
except to shiver below the lowering sky,
crouch within the trembling earth,
wind down the body into
the new-hewn tomb




The birds are the first to recover their voice.
Riding the up-draft, they have seen beyond
the turning of the world;
they have overflown the flood,
from their crop dropping scant hints of melody,
feeding us on broken hymns

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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