Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 13

A sonnet:

In the desert Israel's children hungered
Lord's mercy gave the way for all to feed
with bright morn their love they showed uncensored
For the Lord's marvelous and blessed deed

Manna's sweet dew from earth gave sustained life
Each bite gave health and good delicate taste
For each man to gather bread without strife
With earths bounty there was no need to waste

When the manna's taste was bitter to break
The Lord sent quail to fill in its place
Israel gorged their lust for meat to partake
A great plague came to bury their disgrace

And if thou need to have what thou must
Beware the beguiling graves of lust.

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