Saturday, April 26, 2014

April 25 - Building on the Rock

Building On the Rock

The wise man builds his house upon a rock
  Instead of on the loose and shifting sands
The rock to keep the house from breaking
  Supports his dwelling in its solid stony hands.
But below the rock's a shifting granulated sea
  It's sand that floats this ark – roof, walls, foundation,
And when the restless Earth moves shifting in its bed
  It is the sand that moves and not this homely habitation.
And so we live upon this planet swinging in wild orbit
  Round a roaring sun, busily blowing itself up.
A rock to live on, floating in insubstantial space
  And yet we trust the frail illusory stone to hold us up.

© 2014 by Tom King

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