The Destruction Of Sodom (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet) - Poem by Gert Strydom
(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.}
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