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The Walls Do Not Fall Palimpsest Image

The Walls Do Not Fall Palimpsest Image

Includes (from the text):

be indigestible, hard, ungiving

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

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.

Now my right hand,
now my left hand

healing potions for the dead

its tide and ebb


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February 2, 2013 · 2:06 pm