Today’s poem continues my series for the Sundays of Lent, due to finish next week with Palm Sunday. Each poem draws on the psalm and the Gospel reading for the day, as well as some of the other set readings where appropriate. You can find the readings that it based upon here.Qui Habitat Part 5 (Fifth Sunday of Lent) Wait and see: I will do a new thing here. In the desert sands, make way; Forget the former things, for now Streams of love will flow. Watch and learn: Those who sow in tears will reap With songs of joy upon these sands. The jackals and the birds sing loud For I make water flow. Sing and hope: I will bring the captives home. You will swim in desert streams And wash your selves in blood that flows From love’s desert fount. Cleanse and love: She who is forgiven much Will break her perfume on my feet, Anointing me for when I wait Within the earth’s dark tomb.