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Ekphrastic Poem ~ A Brief Moment

Bernard Gieske, Poet

Jeff Faust, Artist

A Brief Moment, 36" x 48"

A Brief Moment


at the end of the day
it’s our thankful way
to sit down and pray

gather around our altar table
offering our daily labors
sacrifices of this nested home

constant are our beliefs
in this world so round
as with friendships we surround

our path is not always bright and blue
our day not always dawns with bird song
the winds sometimes set our sails astray

still taking up this cup as we sup
our human desires yearn to be lifted up
in this our spiritual evolution

gathering together the fragments of our world
to continue our sailing beyond earth’s gravity
in a constant re-creation for eternity



Jeff Faust: Artist




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