Sunday, April 16, 2017

To Corinth, To The Corinthians

to Corinth, to the Corinthians
St. Paul must have written all night
paens to love itself

to God who is love
to Christ who is love's emissary
to Corinth, to the Corinthians

so that reading it 
in even a small Testament
epochs later

you wonder

did the Corinthians hear him
no brass bell sounding
but the bell of gold

of sheer crystal
a poetry incomparable
even in Translation

even if I give my body to be burned
but have not Love...

mary angela douglas 16 april 2017