Spot, Soul’s Burning Blemish

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Out, spot! soul’s blemish

No concealing camouflage

It burns, mark of Cain

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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4 thoughts on “Spot, Soul’s Burning Blemish

    • Oh, I apologize–and I’m not surprised this one is rather unclear. I began the first line with a bit of Shakespeare, from Macbeth’s “out, damn spot!” Lady Macbeth was guilt-ridden after her husband was murdered, and she went insane. I ended with the Biblical reference to the “mark of Cain”, who killed his brother Abel… The middle line indicates that the mark is a visible one–which God put on Cain, to protect him; and my personal interpretation is that it was also a burning reminder to him of his sin, murder. So all in all, it’s about sin (in these cases, murder) leaving a spot or blemish on the souls of men/women…a spot which can only be cleansed/removed by God’s grace. But I did a disservice to the whole theme, in trying to fit it into 3 lines of haiku–again, my apologies.

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