At the sign of the fish

what lover felt that landing a fish
locked for aeons
could vouchsafe the course of true love;
a creature gasping by the watery wayside
declaiming empty-mouthed without
fluidity of feeling
depths of emotion

or is it the signature of Jonah
harbinger of peril
three days and nights
engulfed in guts
to be vomited in disgust
by a sea-sick whale for the penitence of Nineveh

by the same piscine portent
likewise the  timescale
came One who condensed death and restitution
love and painful passion
into an ascension for landlocked souls

at the sign of the fish
there is communion

©Laura Granby 2015

At the end of the 40 days, I was moved to write this ekphrastic poem in the spirit of Easter – wishing all a Happy holiday and the joys of Spring.

12 thoughts on “At the sign of the fish

    1. thank you so much Beth for you kind and encouraging comment(s) – I wish you a very Happy Easter too

  1. Good Friday, and then I wish you a happy Easter.
    So glad that you have come back to sharing your writing with us. I did miss you when your blog went silent.

    1. what a lovely comment Diana – makes blogging more worthwhile to be in touch with people like you

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