December 4, 2013

One poem by Richard Doiron

  And for a Sudden State of Thinking

And for a sudden state of thinking
he saw the mountains clamoring for the sky,
the sky descending to meet the mass of stone,
the clouds parting, the world made a witness
to the joining of both heaven and earth.

And for a sudden state of thinking
he saw the waters growing calm, the land,
attired in its manifold colors, inclined
to the wave, the merging of the former
with the latter therefore re-creating Eden,
with the naming and re-naming of that
which was known and that which was mystery.

And for a sudden state of thinking
he saw in the Circle the Divine in Council
with the Eagle and, whereas formerly a great
wailing, for the woes of a wounded world,
he heard the sounds of music, and in
the sweet refrain, without halt or hesitation,
the Wine of Astonishment unsealed,
the twin words: Epiphany and Peace.

Richard Doiron, 65, poet, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the author of 18 books. Twice nominated for the Governor-General's Award; work read at the United Nations, the 4th World Congress of Poetry & Cultures; winner of several International literary competitions; an estimated 1000 poems published in books and anthologies; recipient of the 2012 World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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