Poem extols potency of the Báb’s Message
“Herald” is a poem written by a New Zealand believer in remembrance of the Báb, for the bicentenary.
The poem concisely tells the story of the launch of the Báb’s mission, the opposition He suffered from traditionalist elements, His martyrdom, and the renewal of His mission in the appearance of Bahá’u’lláh.
A theme of the poem is the copiousness and potency of the Writings of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh. In form, the poem is a villanelle, which has 19 lines, alluding to the 19 Letters of the Living.
A reading of the poem is available for listening below.