Thursday, August 13
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Poetry as Prayer with Robert Lax

Christianity/Catholicism, poems, Poetry, poetry reading
Everything that exists can turn to prayer; even the water, even the air. - Robert Lax A Song For Our Lady If you are viewing this post from an email subscription, you'll likely have to link through to view the video recitation by Robert Lax. "And in the beginning was love. Love made a sphere: all things grew within it; the sphere then encompassed beginnings and endings, beginning and end. Love had a compass whose whirling dance traced out a sphere of love in the void: in the center thereof rose a fountain." - Robert Lax from his renown poem, Circus in the Sun (about the circus of creation), it was read at Lax's funeral Robert Lax was an American poet who converted to Catholicism from Judaism. He has been called "saint," "prophet," and "one of the great enigmas...

Once Upon a Sea Green Day

poem, poems, Poetry
We flew along the freeway yesterday under a cold coastal expanse of cerulean ceiling. It reminded me of you and how we dusted the vaults of our minds to rid them of fear and the old lexicons of grief and guilt, the whalebone girdles of unfounded faith and common conventions, saccharine and sticky. I thought of that one sea-green day we spent under just such a sky in a land far away and how we changed your name then, reframed your story to tell of hope and not despair. You sketched flowers blossoming in the dust of a spring that promised but never delivered. Now we don’t speak of men but of cats with their custom of keeping heart and claws intact. We tell ourselves stories in rhythms that resound in deep sleep. Soon now the ancient calls to feral festivals will st...