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In a Dry Land

Where Truth and Love reside,
evil cannot hide,
the voice is louder,
the heart-- stronger,
and trust in God abides.

I am a pilgrim
in a dry and arid land,
walking through heaps of sand.
Star-lit sky is my guide,
it leads me to a deep well
of the cool waters of Life.
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Submitted by donka_k on May 23, 2018

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 256
Words 53
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 6

Discuss this Donka Kristeva poem with the community:

  • donka_k
    ... and thank you for the stars. Read your biography. You are a Canadian fellow believer and poet.
    LikeReply3 days ago
  • donka_k
    Thank you for this heart-felt comment! Praise the Lord! Psalm 63 talks about the thirst for God. David always spoke his heart to God... And Psalm 84--our light in a dark world. Be blessed
    LikeReply3 days ago
  • dougb.19255
    Excellent. God honouring, Amazingly succinct. Making it through a desert time. Thanking the stars. Please read Psalms 84 and 63…Wayne Blair.
    LikeReply3 days ago


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