Peace! Be still

poem by Mary Harwell Sayler

from Mark 4
Four Corners Come

and the wind grows
in its wildness,

and waves rush
into the Sea of Galilee,

and old stories of swine
drowning in these
waters rise and surface,

churning whitecaps
as Jesus calls:

“Be still. Be

still,” and the waters
calm, and you and I

will settle this in peace.


©2012, Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved. Originally published in 2005 issue of National Catholic Reporter, this poem later appeared in Mary’s book of Bible-based poetry, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.



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