Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Upon Hearing Ives' Fourth" a poem

Upon Hearing Ives' Fourth


The Universal Questions Asks Itself

I answer first with city then with church

But outgrowing both, my overladen armor

Crawls the mountain, baited breath

Past precipice of smoking censors;

I Immerse myself, volcanic bath:

Baptismal lava, larval changes,

Rolls of lead fall from my limbs.

My breast plate fissures, Splits,

And rages forth the monarch pheonix.

Angelic apparitions arise around me

From glowing floor their hymn ascends

Snowlike ash falls soft as bell song.

The eternal rose, divinest heart

Opens full, receives the All.



\ ~@M@~ /


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