A poetic posting: Proximity

Tree ablaze

limbs alight

stands unscathed

yet engulfed.

Unconsumed,

but transformed.

Its branches silhouetted

in a fiery halo.

Distance saves!

A million miles plus some more.

Not so for us.

Nearness saves!

As in this:

“Nearer, my Saviour, still nearer to thee”

Closer than Moses, footwear and all.

All because of Golgotha’s

blazing tree,

its constant proximity

unchanging through centuries,

silhouettes

us, sin scathed,

yet standing

unconsumed,

and conformed!

Lives alight!

Limbs alive!

Hearts ablaze!

My poem was inspired from this photograph by John Verburg. It is a worth at least a thousand words, my poem barely captures a percent of this image’s fiery brilliance.

Checkout John’s photography at

https://instagram.com/johnverburgphotography?igshid=12dr6upmfss37

1 Comment

  1. Thanks Winston.

    On Sun., Jan. 31, 2021, 9:22 a.m. Inspiration’s Passage, wrote:

    > Winston Visser posted: ” Tree ablaze limbs alight stands unscathed yet > engulfed. Unconsumed, but transformed. Its branches silhouetted in a fiery > halo. Distance saves! Million miles and some more. Not so for us. Nearness > saves! As in this: ” >

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