Author Topic: A Short History of the Shadow - Thanksgiving day poem  (Read 2300 times)

Kafiri

  • Registered Members
  • Posts: 120
  • Gender: Male
A Short History of the Shadow - Thanksgiving day poem
« on: November 22, 2007, 10:16:21 AM »
A Short History of the Shadow
   by Charles Wright

Thanksgiving, dark of the moon.
Nothing down here in the underworld but vague shapes and black holes,
Heaven resplendent but virtual
Above me,
trees stripped and triple-wired like Irish harps.
Lights on Pantops and Free Bridge mirror the eastern sky.
Under the bridge is the river,
the red Rivanna.
Under the river’s redemption, it says in the book,
It says in the book,
Through water and fire the whole place becomes purified,
The visible by the visible, the hidden by what is hidden.
"We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves."
      -Eric Hoffer