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From my mother blue eyes
watching from the fringes
like a rabbit in long grass

From my father thin brows
raised & veering with dreams
& schemes

From my heavenly Master
good hunger
From the Spirit a call
From the Son his death’s conquest
an eternity of deep love
& green pastures

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D.S. Martin

D.S. Martin is the author of five poetry collections, including Angelicus (2021), Ampersand (2018), and Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis (2013) — all from Cascade Books. He is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, the Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series. He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario; they have two adult sons.


  • Gloria J McCanna says:

    So good.
    The formatting keeps pulling me back to read it out loud with different emphasis and rhythm.
    Thank you.

  • Patricia Paddey says:

    Lovely! I particularly enjoyed the circular ending – the way your green pastures hearkened back to the long grass.

  • Devanand Bhagwan says:

    Love the poem. Masterful!

  • Susan says:

    I love the way this poem gathers together what you have…a sparse but concise reconning; each nod builds both an exquisite uniqueness and a sense of what you will hold forever.

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