52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

S.P. Poem [Special]

An older poem, brought out for today:

Ash Wednesday


So begins the action implied by what

is called faith: do something. Don’t just

hold an idea in the mind like a framed

epigraph. What steps there are have been

suggested by others who have gone before:

give something out, give something away,

which is to say, extend and release. Receive.

Why keep, merely, a promise in the mind

like an epitaph, unread but by those, who,

diminishing yearly, visit graves? They read

what’s chiseled there only to think, No.

No. Cremation is the way to go.

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