Knock at the Door – A Trireme Sonnet

Joy, where’s my joy, I’m always wanting more
Lord, bring me peace and comfort is my plea
I find only stress and fear in this place

Soft knocking, I hear knocking at the door
A sound so sweet, it’s beckoning to me
I peer through the window, see His sweet face

He enters, in awe I fall to the floor
He bids me arise, all my fear does flee
I find myself in His heartfelt embrace

I found my joy in the One I adore
From the shackles of sin He set me free
We dine in the miracle of His grace

Finally I trust I will win the race
My Savior is here with me in this place
Jesus Knocking

Last Thursday Sam Peralta shared a lesson on the trireme sonnet for the dVerse Poets Pub FormForAll. I didn’t have time to write one before the link box for that post expired, but I had one on mind that included Sam’s extra challenge to make it an ekphrastic poem, meaning it is inspired by a picture or painting. I plan on sharing this for Open Linke Night at dVerse later today.

I’ve included here the painting that inspired this poem. It is an old painting on a burl of Jesus standing at a door knocking. This particular painting of this scene, which is based on Revelation 3:20, used to hang in my in-laws house, but they gave it to us last year so now it is in my living room.



Filed under Faith, Jesus, Life, Poetry

16 responses to “Knock at the Door – A Trireme Sonnet

  1. This is beautiful. Thanks 🙂


  2. I reckon you’re leading by a couple of lengths at least…


  3. First – you’ve written this really well to the form requirements.
    Second – the subject matter; your relationship with your Saviour [mine too :-)] is so obviously vital in making you who you are. The love you have for him infuses every word here.


  4. …finding a true companion with our Lord is greatest blessing, i say… wonderful offering and well-devoted passion… smiles…


  5. What a blessing this is .. .you put us there with you and Him! God bless you as you keep writing and sharing His story!


  6. smiles…there is such reassurance in such a savior that will find us in our hour of need and bring peace back to our souls…nicely done to form as well ma’am…smiles.


  7. kudos on a job well done with this difficult form– and ekphrastic, no less!


  8. I can feel your joy in this poetry. Very good.


  9. I cannot get over how moving and beautiful this poem is. Thank you so much for sharing it.



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