Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Destruction Of Sodom (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet)


(in answer to A. E. Housman)

When envoys of God were visiting Lot
a crowd wanted to rape them in that night,
but they were struck by blindness and could not.
On the very next morning at first light

when Sodom's destruction was imminent,
Lot and his family hesitated
while the very great danger was present.
The angels grabbed them where they waited

with words to flee, not to look back, to stop
on the plain or they would be swept away
and to hurry until they were on top
of the far of high hills, but on the way

Lot's wife halted on that plain to stop
to the destruction, her glance did then stray.

[Reference: 'XXXV' 'Half-way, for one commandment broken' by A. E. Housman.}

Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014
Edited: Monday, July 21, 2014

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