Sunday, August 29, 2010

Take heart
the world's been overcome
Yggdrasil's held the holy one
cold iron fixed the maker's son
twixt earth and heaven,
bloody, hung.
the winds of evil
tore and rang
his path held fast
his silence sang
hot blood struck dirt
up new worlds sprung
while the hanging one
with mighty hands
from the cursed earth
the sin has wrung.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Reading an article or two about the extermination of Christians in Japan in the 1600s. Sad stuff, especially since there has never been any significant number of christians in Japan since that time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dropped sudden in these seething earths
bubbles dimmed in twists of foam
side to side or single sway
drink water from the passing waves
til the skin is torn
the air escapes
and look,
new bubbles
swell to fill the gape
the churning of
a living grave.

Monday, August 16, 2010

You who answer desperate prayers, to you all flesh will come!
Even those desperate enough to play bible roulette,
and find that in order to "watch ourselves"
we must rebuke our brother who sins
and wait for a chance to forgive
on the grounds of repentance
and if not to that end
than at least, hopefully,
it was all a mistake.