Sunday, February 12, 2012
God's Justice by Anne Carson
Red River Dragonfly photographed by me last year.
By Anne Carson
In the beginning there were days set aside for various tasks.
On the day He was to create justice
God got involved in making a dragonfly
and lost track of time.
It was about two inches long
with turquoise dots all down its back like Lauren Bacall.
God watched it bend its tiny wire elbows
as it set about cleaning the transparent case of its head.
The eye globes mounted on the case
rotated this way and that
as it polished every angle.
Inside the case
which was glassy black like the windows of a downtown bank
God could see the machinery humming
and He watched the hum
travel all the way down turquoise dots to the end of the tail
and breathe off as light.
Its black wings vibrated in and out.
From: “Glass, Irony and God” page 49
I recite this poem to myself whenever I'm feeling like disappearing and it hold me to this old earth. I hope you all enjoy it and that life is treating you well. Me, I'm trudging through that old slough of despondency once again. Hopefully, this too, shall pass and I'll make it through to the other side yet again......
Peace, Love & Warmth & Shelter,
"Who, being loved, is poor?" ~Oscar Wilde