Dream Sonnet III

Last year I decided to write some poems with biblical images whose connection was inward more than outward. I hoped they would have a dream-like quality. As I started writing, I decided to use a traditional form—the sonnet—to contrast with the unusual imagery.

The result was four sonnets that I collectively titled, “Dream Sonnets.” I have featured the third one below. All four sonnets will appear in my next book, Event Horizon, which I plan to self-publish this year.

Wandering over fields, a branching vine 
dangles taut fruit.  Groups of branches twine,
forming limbs that reach to distal strands and
then morph into toes, feet, fingers, hands; the
weaving vines form muscle fibers, contours, 
body shape.  The vine becomes a man.  He
waits there while a woman holding flowers
ambles down the aisle to give her hand to
him in church.  They make their vows and marry
with a kiss.  The wedding party forms an
archway for the couple with their arms and
then becomes a bright pavilion.  Airy,
luminous clouds with myrrh and cinnamon scent come
down to make a home and fill the tent.

Published by mrteague

Teague McKamey lives in Washington state with his wife and two children. Currently, he manages in-home caregiver services for elderly and disabled people. The McKameys belong to Thorp Community Church, where they worship and minister together. In all areas of his life--whether at home, at church, or on the job--Teague sincerely hopes that Christ may be magnified in his body (Php. 1:20).

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