A sonnet for the Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday.
Time’s Fullness comes to Jerusalem
Midst the throng of waving palms and praise;
“Son of David!” we all cry in unison
Beholding our king, our Hosannas raise!
This is the sudden coming, the long-awaited hour —
Riding on a donkey’s colt, bearing our salvation;
No longer secret, now wielding his power,
In this display of prophecy, he unites a nation.
Now is the fullness; now, the expectation.
The rumor becomes real, promise becomes plan;
Our enemies, shall kneel, shall see the revelation,
Lift up the King of Glory, exalt the Son of Man.
Who could not Hosannas bring, not welcome his renown?
Who seeing would disown him, deny to him his crown?
© Randall Edwards 2017.
This sonnet is for Christ’s church. If it is helpful, please feel free to copy or reprint in church bulletins, read aloud, or repost. I only ask that an attribution be cited to myself (Randall Edwards) and this blog (backwardmutters.com). Thanks.
artwork: James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Procession in the Streets of Jerusalem (Le cortège dans les rues de Jérusalem), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 8 7/8 x 6 15/16 in. (22.5 x 17.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.194 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 00.159.194_PS2.jpg)