AB (March 10,1920 / Asmara, Eritrea)

Idiot Psalm 12

A psalm of Isaak, amid uncommon darkness
O Being both far distant and most near,
O Lover embracing all unlovable, O Tender
Tether binding us together, and binding, yea
and tenderly, Your Person to ourselves,
Being both beyond our ken, and kindred, One
whose dire energies invest such clay as ours
with patent animation, O Secret One secreting
life anew into our every tissue moribund,
afresh unto our stale and stalling craft,
grant in this obscurity a little light.

by Scott Cairns

Comments (7)

This is a powerful poem, Moyax
A tender piece that can be viewed as reportage poetry or as a comment on how faith can withstand the most extreme attack. James Connelly once said 'They can kill the revolutionary but they can't kill the revolution'. This work brought that to my mind.
you are a wonderful writer, I'm proud to be on the same site. Bomaraded is great.
Perfectly scribed and heartfully touched but also, an unfortunte insight for the reader to learn that, you have lived thru this.
This poem highlights the suddenness of tragedy.
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