Resurrection of Torah

Crumbling letters litter 

The ground underfoot 

Truth trampled far



Words all but


Words of life meeting 

The very dust of the earth,

Kissing the soles of the unworthy.

Polished and lofty, 

Perched far above,

Traditions of men 

Crown the meeting places,

Perched to judge the ancient words

Poised to reinterpret,

To mingle ashes with the

Words of life

To commit what was never 


To dust.

“Daughter of man, 

Can these crumbling words live?”

“Live, Sovereign Lord? 

What can Your words do 

But live?”

A heavenly sigh, too great

And marvelous for me…

Shaking the words about me

Exhaling delight





“Who shall go?

And to who has the Arm of the Lord

Been revealed?”
And the Word Made Flesh 



Photo Credit: Wikipedia 

Published by Stephaniesninthsuitcase

Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I’m a Fresno, CA native. After studying at Biola University, I received my MLIS (Masters in Library Science) from San Jose State University. I live with my mom, poet Kimberly Vargas Agnese, and serve as her unofficial agent. We reside at MeadowArc, a food forest in its infancy. I am called to, and passionate about, purity. In fact, the name Agnes means “pure.” Before I was born, my mom felt led to include the name Agnes in her name, and in the names of her children. My full, hyphenated name includes 26 letters (but not the whole alphabet).

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