St. John on Patmos

—Judy Little

Gloried songward, time befriends till all is guest—holy

            to sealed, and ghost come quickly song, starfalls exploding

nightward all noon at sundust, dawning at friend, holy


the ghostwords full in Godsong, time all seafire gloried,

            light from light unsealed, song from songfall, full enstoried


            greeting, seen and unseen song all flame-sunder glory,

            time-come-angel without dust or footstep,...

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