The Boat of Galilee


The boat was dreaming

of lands far off, sun-drenched shores

through the boatmen’s imagination,

the grains of sand as big as stars

and the blue of the sky

shines with unexpected pleasure

in the visit of the sun.

The boat of the Carpenter of Nazareth

passed through the ocean of solitude,

in the dead of night with waves of vanity,

voyaged as far as the shore of peace beyond time.

The message reached distant cities:

‘Behold, I make all things new’,

and the cross became a boat of life

on the seas of oblivion,

His dream.


(Photograph by Yiannis Zisis)