Puffy white lambs
in the sky.
Iridescent dragonflies. Furry bees.
Jewel birds flitting and fluting the forest
with warbles and calls.
A plush rabbit’s coat.
Moist velvet tickle of a horse’s nose.
He, smooth, agile, muscular
climbing a palm.
These globes just above me
hanging from this tree God has forbidden
their glossy roundness inviting
a caress, a pluck, a savor…
The intelligent eyes
of the beautiful chartreuse
creature suddenly beside me
taking my measure, his liquid tones
smooth, oily, almost fragrant
“Has God indeed said…?”
© 2015 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)
In this little piece, I was trying to get at the wonders of the created world as Eve experienced them through her fresh-wax senses. Ah, but there was trouble ahead.
Every brand and iteration of doubt is, I believe, in some way begun by revisiting the words spoken by the serpent to Eve in Genesis 3:1.
This post is linked to Spiritual Journey Thursday, hosted by Holly Mueller at Reading, Teaching, Learning. The theme this week is DOUBT.
4 thoughts on “SJT – Doubt (Captivated)”
That’s it! Such an important observation/insight….Thank you so much for sharing–in prose and poetry! It will be a wonderful grande finale to this world when the serpent-accuser is finally put out of business; meantime, this is a good reminder to me not to be one of his customers; not to buy into his doubt-casting lies!
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Thank you, Bobbie! Yes, we look forward to the day the doubt-raiser is “put out of business”!
Oooh….that gave me chills! What a powerful reminder of the root of doubt – still plaguing us today! Evil still knows that doubt is one of the most insidious ways to lead us away from God.
Why thank you Holly. The master of evil really only has a few tricks. If only we were better at recognizing them in all their different guises.