When the Herd Hears

Special sauce:
lettuce pray
hors d’oeuvres

Ye who graze with the herd
hear ye the spirit of Isaiah’s child,
for by grazing, a word is not heard
and the lettuce has gone trampled

Come ye believers; onward
to the green grass of love
where even the lamb
dwells well with the wolf:

Lo, his touch is gentle
like kid gloves of compassion
and the lion kindly laughs.

2 thoughts on “When the Herd Hears

  1. I like the green grass of love, sounds like a peaceful place if the lamb is dwelling with the wolf. I also teally liked the kid gloves of compassion and laughing lion at the end. Love the new poem!


    1. Thanks. It’s strange how a common mis-quotation of the bible is what endures. I think it was a comic in the 1800’s who started it. It’s not the lion who lies down with the lamb. But anyway, the gist of it is that the animals get along somehow. But really I think everything was always intended as a metaphor. Real predators are never really cute and cartoonish when they attack their prey. But it’s OK if a wise old owl speaks for us as long as it’s not a real one.


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