Another Look At Judgment And A Poem
Continuing on the theme of Heaven/Hell/Judgment this continues the discussion on Judgment.
Hat Tip to Jason for sharing this with me.
The picture to the left is of the poet Robert Lax. From the 60's up until the late 90's he hadn't published a book of poems in America. With the publication of A Thing That Is a brief renewed interest in his work was born. A close friend of Thomas Merton you can see the meditative quality of Lax's poems. They can be frustrating to read at times since individual words and even fractions of words make up a single line forcing you to really stop and read the poems more closely.
There is no poem, no painting
that will hold on paper or canvas
the look of the three trees
standing in the valley
with their young green leaves.
They are three girls
pouring speech like water
poised and waiting
for their dancing lesson.
They are three girls on tip toe
with arms uplifted
dancing in the valley's early light.
posted by Out Of Jersey | 3:06 PM