Three Psalms for Robert Lax

William Cirocco


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Patmos                                                   the

abounds                                                  sea

with                                                        from

cats                                                        which

                                                              the

Homer's                                                  virgin

missing                                                   Artemis

eyes                                                       agrotera

turn                                                        gave

toward                                                    birth

his                                                          to

inward                                                    Patmos

sea

                                                              here

the                                                          the

poet's                                                      holy

eyes                                                        is

are                                                          marked

the                                                          by

color                                                       a

of                                                           word

the

deep                                                       parousia

Aegean

 

lapis 

 

 

 
2

 

cats

scatter

on

Kastelli

a

hawk         

in

its

haven

raises

its

voice

to

sing

its                              

winged

words

 

a

godly                         

singer

as

Homer

would

say

                                    

 

<earth

tree

&

sky>

 

apeiron

 

 

3

 

PHOS

                        

as

god

is                   

the

speed

of

light

 

so                                           

a

shift

in

accent

transforms

light

into

man


Kater Murr's Press, Piraeus Series, 2002. 
Poems copyright William Cirocco, 2002.
Cover art by Louise Victor;
copyright Louise Victor, 2002.