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The Red Sea Wilderness

By: Ardis E. Parshall - September 19, 2013

The Red Sea Wilderness
(A Sonnet)

By Bertha A. Kleinman

You stand at last and face the great Red Sea,
The goading hosts behind – what can you do?
There’s no retreat, no way around to flee,
Then plunge ahead, straight on ahead and through.
The multitudes set straining eyes on you,
Then lift your torch and flout the plagues of night –
The Red Sea waits, then plunge ahead and through.
The waters swirl, the tempest rocks the shore,
The terrors of the wilderness assail,
Then lift your faith above the billows’ roar,
And plunge ahead, your courage must not fail.
The dawn’s acrest, the pillar moves for you,
Plunge on ahead, straight on ahead and through.

(1935)



1 Comment »

  1. I like it.

    Comment by David Y. — September 19, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

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