Sounds Of Redemption

Sounds Of Redemption

Sounds Of Redemption 1920 1301 D.S. Martin

The scraping of old paint from furniture
stripping it down to a grain of truth 

The mashing of over-ripe bananas
to be baked into muffins or bread

The scratching of my pen
gleaning from the fallow field of my youth

The voice of Christ calling Lazarus
to come forth from the dead 

A guitar from a pawn shop
past sorrow resonating in its song 

The thud of a shovel
delving deep into composted earth 

My wife’s silent listening
to another whose mother is gone 

The laughter of our children
our healed hearts embrace their worth



This poem is part of an upcoming collection, Ampersand. Please visit for more information about this and D.S. Martin’s other published works. 



D.S. Martin

D.S. Martin is the author of three poetry collections 'Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis' (Cascade), 'Poiema' (Wipf & Stock), and the chapbook 'So The Moon Would Not Be Swallowed' (Rubicon). His poems have appeared in such publications as Canadian Literature, The Christian Century, Dalhousie Review, and Queen's Quarterly. He is the Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series from Cascade Books, and the editor of the new anthology, The Turning Aside. He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario; they have two sons.

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