Thursday, May 17, 2012

An altar of bones

An Altar of Bones
            It will not out of the flesh, that’s bred in the bone.
                        —J. Heywood, Dialogue of Proverbs, ii. viii. K2 (1546)

Moonlit thanks
Paper joy
We are an altar of bones.

Put on that fragile flesh
Then wear it well.

For Love invites a life
fully inhabited.

Prophesy this:

The incarnation
is the resurrection.

The resurrection
is the incarnation.


Jan said...

I really, really like this. I didn't expect to, but I do. Thanks.

Cynthia said...

Huh...can you say more?