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TitleOnly This Cup (Moroni 5)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAnderson, Sharon Price
Book TitleThe Glory of the Son
PublisherTime Lines Etc.
CityOrem, UT
KeywordsPoetry; Sacrament

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Only This Cup

Melting snow supplies aquifers 
that flow beneath desert sands
where women with goatskin vessels
draw cool waters from ancient wells.
Prairie windmills pump fluid that will fill 
troughs for thirsty livestock 
and washbasins for threshing crews.
In Venezuela, clouds of vapor, 
white as angels’ robes, billow about
falls that plunge three thousand feet 
to swell the Orinoco 
as it winds to the Atlantic.
But this small cup contains 
the covenant key—water, 
blessed and sanctified— 
and the constant, promised Spirit 
that can make us free. 


Scripture Reference

Moroni 5:1-2