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“Held in Audience”

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“Held in Audience”

And from the micro to the macro, we come to points of rising suns
That bring catharsis to the eyes, buds burning of pure numinosum
Held in audience, thrall from so much beauty to be gleaned,
Heard among the many who have come
To see the dance, the movement, all that is a simple evensong.
Well, who can hesitate with so little time to breathe? After all,
They are so clandestine and yet so publicly installed
As when in the course of minutes, experience—no mere trophy of the wronged—
Grants extreme unction to what they want because, recalled
To life en masse, their tastes and knowledge equal—the one,
the other—here at once; the celestial rotogravure
Ensures that no soul remains aloof from beauty’s torments’ burned
Doubtless in doubt but that one has the wherewithal to withdraw
From propriety in favour of purpose in such polite society. Yes, well ,
do you really think the Buddha took the night off
From time to time to shake down bread while His saints soared aloft?

“Ebb and Flow”

Pearl

“Ebb and Flow”

Ebb and flow, the abyss, then, the night, the starry heavens,
And after all, our own sacred hearth, our home and stronghold,
A corner of the unknown, beneath the seas in sevens
However beauteous, more perfect in the fold.

If then a flaw and even less is left, the tale’s untold
If in the awful telling’s hidden a gift of leaven
For cosmic seed and gems in stone and in perpetual gold.

Past this endless strand, the elect, the unseen elevens.
A Twelfth, the Guest, Greater Cause, the Holy Grail of old,
The Prize, the Goal, the Priceless Pearl; to this end the Given.
However beauteous, more perfect in the fold.