Heron with a Bible and a knife

Praying in the Shadows
Stands a heron with a Bible and a knife
Don’t ever know
But basically we’re going to die
Everything is ok a little unstable
I have blood on both hands
But I do not know where I fell
(Spinvis, translated dutch lyrics “In staat van Narcose”, 2002)

The text is sinister and inspiring, I saw inner images. A heron, a preacher with a long dark cowl, armed as in the Wild West. Immovable, concealed against rain and wind at the side of a ditch.

He rides out the storm, passive, stoically, mumbling an unarticulate prayer. Woe the unsuspecting fish swimming by. Higher powers justify its sheded blood… Continue reading Heron with a Bible and a knife