Embryology

This poem previously published on the Utmost Christian Writers website.

Embryology

A subtle thing
one simple moment to the next
a rhythm, a pulsatile beat
and the heart of God
takes on a mortal cadence.

In a dark, muffled womb
four chambers form— room
to comprehend the flow
of human blood….

A coil of ear widens open
to the Voice of Heaven—
whispers of Divinity
knit into the ossicles

A mouth slit thickens
lips smile, a tongue
thrusts against a palate, teeth
proclaims Truth
the Kingdom come

Buds of limbs grow
flower into legs, feet, toes
skip across Galilean waters
pace the length of Israel’s
rocky soil

arms extend, hands flex,
fingers grasp a hammer, a nail
unroll a Scroll
palms open skyward
in piercing wail…

And eyes unblinking blue
will one day open darkened,
fill with stain of tears
endure in pain man’s stubborn pride
and fears

embryonic genesis
a life takes flesh,
manifests ultimate Love
stretches forth
across a Universe
to be born within a human heart…

c.Darlene Moore Berg

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