Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Psalm 55Deuteronomy 11:18-28Hebrews 5:1-10John 4:1-26


I resemble everyone
but myself

A. K. Ramunujan

You sit there, content in your hardened oils,
Savoring this moment amongst shifting hills,

A story waiting, lurking in the diptych.
Two nudes, oaken: a he and a she,

Placid cenotaphs under tree’s shade –
Her left arm, glossing its trunk,

Reaches into a leafy sky, grasping;
The man, gaze fixed on her,

Searches for a word beyond the Iris,
Virginal, that, only you, mysterioso,

Can pronounce.

Sean Bugg

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