family of ducks swim home
as the sun sets
wild geese slowly descend
lake half frozen
6 I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
My eyes are red from tears
sleep does not come and the night drags on.
How long will I cry out for help?
My words fail and my prayers go unheard,
I am weak with sorrow
my mind buzzes with confusion.
I know not if I am the enemy.
How long will you stay silent?
4 Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
Who praises you from the grave?
My countenance is grim
there is no praise
from this grave of despair.
Come back to me, Oh Lord
deliver me from my unbelief.
Shed your love on me
and restore my joy.
Carpe Diem Special #195 Hamish Managua Gunn’s first “full snow moon
the full snow moon
bone marrow soup
and howling wolves
first snow moon
glistens on icy branches
calls me from my sleep