Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Overheard at Table 4: Jericho Brown "Another Elegy"

Another Elegy

by Jericho Brown


To believe in God is to love
What none can see. Let a lover go,

Let him walk out with the good
Spoons or die

Without a signature, and so much
Remains for scrubbing, for a polish

Cleaner than devotion. Tonight,
God is one spot, and you,

You must be one blind nun. You
Wipe, you rub, but love won't move.


(c) 2013 by Jericho Brown.   brought over from The Academy of American Poets "Poem-of-the-Day"

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