Melissa Hager’s “Fishermen” after Steve McCurry

Melissa Hager
after “Fishermen, South Coast, Sri Lanka” by Steve McCurry

Emasculation of self, poverty
a pathway to faith, wealth
a hindrance. Water washes
away transgression, harbors
pure spirit in God’s creation.

Clinging to a stick above turbulent
waves, ever on the edge
of starvation and want, always
mindful; we are loved
more than many sparrows.

Melissa Hager reads her poem at Art of Poetry on September 19, 2015. The next event at Hickory Museum of Art will be Saturday, December 12 beginning at 2 pm in the lobby entrance of the museum. Join us! Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

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4 Responses to Melissa Hager’s “Fishermen” after Steve McCurry

  1. So nice to see the painting as well as the poet and the poem. I find “emasculation” a rather heavy word to begin on. But perhaps one must begin FULL SPEED AHEAD in this case.

    • missmellibrary says:

      Thank you for your insight, Ann. Indeed, it is a heavy word. I needed to get ego out of the spiritual equation effectively.

  2. Miss Mel that is a lovely poem! “We are loved more than many sparrows.”

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