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April 12 prompt: a poem with a door in it - The Door of Hope
The Door of Hope

"...and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt."
Hosea 2:151

"...It is recorded in the Torah: And I will give you the valley of Achor for a door of hope. This valley of Achor is the city of ‘Akká,..."
'Abdu'l-Baha2

Only God
could make a prison city
the door of hope for humanity.

Sent to ‘Akká
by the Sultan of Turkey,
Baha'u'llah's door to the fortress city
was the sea gate.

Here,
and in the surrounding area,
Baha'u'llah spent the remaining years
of His earthly life.

In ‘Akká,
Mírzá Mihdí3
Baha'u'llah's 22 year-old son died
when he fell through a skylight.

Here
He revealed
letters to the Kings of Earth,
laws and ordinances,
and various other writings.

‘Akká,
the Door of Hope,
the city by the sea,
sacred because
a Manifestation of God
was a prisoner in its walls.

Poet's Note:

Footnotes
1  King James Version
2  Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha, Number 139.
3  Known as the Purest Branch>

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