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The Walls Do Not Fall Palimpsest Image

The Walls Do Not Fall Palimpsest Image

Includes (from the text):

[4]
be indigestible, hard, ungiving

[13]
Rare as radium, as healing;
my old self, wrapped round me

[18]
The Christos-image
is most difficult to disentangle
form its art-craft junk-shop
paint-and-plaster medieval jumble
of pain-worship and death-symbol
that is why, I suppose, the Dream
deftly stage-managed the bare, clean
early colonial interior,
without stained-glass, picture
image or colour,
for now it appears obvious
that Amen is out Christos.

[22]
Now my right hand,
now my left hand

[33]
healing potions for the dead

[38]
its tide and ebb

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February 2, 2013 · 2:06 pm