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Ice Skater

I Kings 19:14,18
All eyes watch
the beauty,
marvelling at her swirl and pace
on ice,

And they watch for the tiniest faults,
so obvious
like black silhouettes
on that white frostiness,
as if snap frozen,
all the better to be analysed.

But another beauty
is the one who skates
in company,
movement complementing movement,
symphony enfleshed.

Sometimes, these companions are invisible,
in the crowd, or beyond it,
wooing, praying,
weeping at each fall,
feeling the delicate music
delighting in the artistry
of a life
in tune,

Ross Kingham
© - 2000

Ross lives in Canberra, Australia. He is the director/administrator of Barnabas Ministries, Inc., which offers ministers of the Gospel a place to pause, refresh their perspective, and renew their acquaintance with God.


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