Sofia Kioroglou

Gold Star - 10,964 Points (June 1 1974 / Athens)

Wadi Qelt - Poem by Sofia Kioroglou

In a deep and narrow gorge
the wadi winds its tortuous course
in a cliff face pocked with caves
monks ensconced in steep enclaves

Elijah was fed by ravens
praised the Lord, beheld the heavens
Down a steep and winding path
What good is being a polymath?

Wadi Qelt a holy place
I feel God's serene embrace
past are now my life's transgressions
I embrace my sins as lessons.

Topic(s) of this poem: religion


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The wadi winds its deep and tortuous course for 35 kilometres between Jerusalem and Jericho — for most of the way providing a route for the Roman road on which Jesus set the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 25-37) .

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016



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