P. 1
Four Short Eschatological Poems

Four Short Eschatological Poems

|Views: 52|Likes:
Published by Paul Hawkins
just a little something - four things I found jotted on envelopes that suddenly seemed connected
just a little something - four things I found jotted on envelopes that suddenly seemed connected

More info:

Published by: Paul Hawkins on Jun 02, 2012
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

02/07/2013

pdf

text

original

Four Short Eschatological Poems copyright 2012, Paul Hawkins i there aint no thing but what God wrought

what Moses read what Jesus taught in our being in our breath, in the hour of our death in the nail-scarred outstretched hand in Eden and the Promised land and what lies after in our tears and in our laughter in our families and our love all these our Lord's mercies prove and might, one silver strand and one pure light and may he keep us day and night. ii "Come round from far and near and hear of seven sacred salts each one bestows a gift in which the human form exalts to run, to jump, to leap, to fly to never sick and never die to never ask and never prove to never risk and never love Each one bestows a sacred balm to fit you for a world to come, to live life perfumed for a tomb." iii So he rallied them with Heaven til they followed him to Hell and found out all his hymns were but the tolling of a bell. iv An angel rides Earth like a chariot, its sphere enfolded in his wings, and steers it towards oblivion and the blessings that it brings. To plunge it through a purging fire to burn distortion from desire, to yoke our willfulness to purpose, to cast us towards what came before us.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->