Eyes of Christ

Back in the mid-1990’s when I began writing poetry more seriously, this is one of the first poems I had accepted and published by Time of Singing in the Fall of 1996. This is a truly wonderful little Christian poetry journal.

Eyes of Christ

Draw a picture of ChristPick up pen, dip it in the inkwell
Sketch in the outline of a head
Come to the eyes, the most compelling
feature:
Wide-eyed? innocent?
the unblemished, sacrificial lamb?
Wise-eyed?
full of knowledge and acceptance?
Deep pools
of caring, concern?
Flashing ? Storm warning?
the Alpha and Omega,
the Judge?
Sorrow-filled? tears?
the Good Shepherd seeking his lost
and unruly sheep?
Eyes turn to face eyes.
Put the pen down,
close the sketch pad.
A work in progress.

c.Darlene Moore Berg

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2 responses to “Eyes of Christ

  1. Yes, I remember this good poem.

    I like reading poems on-line and in the paper journals like TOS equally. It’s nice we get to say thank you in this way, too, and perhaps introduce more readers to the journals we love.

  2. Dear Friend, This poem was especially meaningful to my daughter and I as we tried to paint a large mural of Christ in three scenes on the walls of the children’s S.S. room back in 2001 or 2002. We found ourselves so inadequate in every way to depict him to any portion of his real glory. The closest we came is the one kneeling in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, with eyes closed and praying intently.

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