The Friday Fast: But not consumed

Spare a prayer for the shrub

living on cloudbursts and sand;

the will of iron would not withstand

the attentions of this living fire

that melts the ground to glass

and on it stands mirrored

in its own image kindling

rooted in dust aflame

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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