Garden grove of
And lemon trees swaying on
And sun-warmed earth soft
Between the toes of new-washed feet
Gentle drift of fresh wind
Cut with bitter taint
Of minty hyssop
With after-taste of wine
Lingering drowsily on that sated
Band of faithful few.
A poem written for Maundy Thursday or Good Friday set in the Garden of Gethsemene. First performed at Adelaide Place Baptist Church in 2019.
A poem describing Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemene, examining the brutality of the event, and the power of a non-violent response.
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