Baptism at the Jordan

This is my beloved son, a voice from the sky
starts off the much-awaited fulfilment,
the law sheaths inner holiness
it is time for the forerunner to pass on the baton

for a greater manifestation
of the divine spirit.
This is the long-awaited Messiah. Do not collect the earth’s ephemeral things,
sharpern the soul’s eye

and open the door to the heart; rivers
of grace are pouring from his lips,

listen to him and practise justice,
mix it with mercy
and you will save your souls.