Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tree Frog Tongues, A Villanelle

You heard the tree frogs speak in tongues today

& suddenly got the gift of interpretation.

“Rain but more than rain will fall,” they say,

As scales start shedding from all eyes; away

Will be that blindness to one’s own transgression.

You heard the tree frogs speak in tongues today:

“Hear, oh boggy swamp’s odd family,

You willful, backward cousins, don’t delay,

For rain but more than rain will fall today.

The croak has come at last & you must pay

What’s due to Him beyond your habitation.”

You heard the tree frogs speak in tongues today,

“Not one tittle, not one jot will fade,

So proclaim a fast throughout your swampy nation

For rain but more that rain will fall,” they say.

That’s what the tree frogs uttered in the glade,

So heed the amphibian’s holy admonition,

For you heard the tree frogs speak in tongues today,

“Rain but more than rain will fall,” they say.
 

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