a poem, sarah’s tent

sarah’s tent

sarah’s tent

from Genesis 24, “Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”

in sarah’s home, her tent, a palace of rich fabrics, soft fabrics, generous

loving and painful moments, where her child, her one & only child – Issac, was

conceived in faith, within her old age, & with,

with Abraham’s broken,

ruined

body,

after hearing of the coming promise it is her tent, within it and herself, she laughs

inwardly at the Lord God’s promise, yet, yet

after hearing,

she invites her husband, Abraham, to leave his tent once more, & to once again, & to enter hers, it

is all she has to

give … to give…

Issac, sarah loves Issac; she is his home, dying, she leaves him this, her

tent,

her beauty, her life & when Issac weds Rebekah, it is here & sarah, though

passed,

blesses him, her, them with a faith, a covering, a tent