Easter poems. Galilee by Gerard Rochford

Easter poems. Galilee by Gerard Rochford

Easter poems. Today, enjoy Galilee, a poem by the author Gerard Rochford and have a nice day, Yareah friends!

Easter poems. Galilee by Gerard Rochford

Easter poems. Galilee by Gerard Rochford

So thick a shoal is conjured up

he seems to walk on water;

a trick his grandad taught him,

how he wooed his gran.


Astonishes his friends

on waves of night,

those feet treading

a wharf of catch.


A miracle man

never reveals his secrets.


They are caught in time

like the tide,

flooding us with faith

or draining all belief.

**Galilee is a region in northern Israel which overlaps with much of the administrative North District and Haifa District of the country. Traditionally divided into Upper, Lower and Western Galilee. It extends from Dan to the north, at the base of Mount Hermon, along Mount Lebanon to the ridges of Mount Carmel and Mount Gilboa north of Jenin and Tulkarm to the south, and from the Jordan Rift Valley to the east across the plains of the Jezreel Valley and Acre to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Coastal Plain in the west.

It’s an old land with a long history. Some of the most important events of Jesus Christ happened in Galilee.

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Gerard Rochford was born in England, lived in Hong Kong, but has spent most of his life in Scotland His recent collections include: Figures of Stone. Koo Press. Aberdeen. 2009. Failing Light, a handcrafted limited edition from 2010. Of Love and Water, a limited edition, Koo Press/Malfranteaux Concepts. Aberdeen. 2011. A collaboration with David Ladmore an artist from Victoria, B.C. Canada. Anthologies include: Erotica. Ascent Aspirations.Canada. 2008 and Silver. Polygon. U.K. 2009. His poem My Father's Hand was included in Best 20 Scottish Poems of 2006 for the Scottish Poetry Library, selected by Janice Galloway. He is the Makar (Laureate) for to which he contributes a poem every month.

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