The Psalm of Then

Then, the Lord heard me in the wilderness of my soul.

Then, the lost place of me became clear.

Then, I recognised distraction for what it is.

Then, I was freed from the desert of diversion.

Then, I was moved to the green oasis within me.

Then, the still voice of the Lord was as the depth of water.

Then, I could cease the constant music in my head.

Then, I could move beyond myself and the noise of myself.

Then, I could hear the smallness of my own voice.

Then, the still voice of the Lord was as the depth of water.

Then, the lost place of me became clear as a cascade.

Then, I could hear the bass of my name.

Then, I heard the Lord in the wilderness of my soul.

Then, stillness and stillness and stillness sang.

—Nicholas Samaras won The Yale Series of Younger Poets Award with his first book. He currently lives in the state of New York and is working on a contemporary book of psalms from a Christian perspective. “The Psalm of Then” first appeared in Image magazine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to MB Herald via email

Enter your email address to receive notification of new posts.

%d bloggers like this: