Thursday, 19 May 2022


To move out of Moab

Into Israel meant

The crossing of Jordan.

In the House of Bread why

Just gleaning? Naomi

Guided her appetite.

A hen gathers her own

Chicks – but grace protected

Ruth as an orphaned chick.

Bethlehem, House of Bread,

Was not enough – she found

The mighty Man of wealth:

A man who had resource

To meet her need – whose love

Would cause him to spend it.

Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian

1 comment:

  1. The Book of Ruth is one of my favorites in the Bible, David, and your poem is marvelous.


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