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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Strange New Earth

Undersong III.

STRANGE NEW EARTH
from Pearl and Other Poems



i wait for the sun
to mount the horizon
and leave its wake of blood-
red blood


II.

the sun drags its shivering
body above the glass-
scattered pavement
and heaves itself with a final, weeping
less-than-a-cry and

hangs there, stunted, ape-like

made of a thousand

punctured yellows (orange fire-


red helium helio-

trope the crimson

holocaust theweeping con

flagration thedevourng el-


emnt & angl-xplsn & firfre  frr  rrrr) spin-


ning, hung


up on a milk-


y cata-



ract:



Dawn



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III.

holy milk the holy
blood the holier
bells the holier
carillons ringing

the soft white milk of the end
of the world the moon
is black in the sky the sky
is broken flecks

of ash fall through



(c) 2014 lee sharks

from Pearl and Other Poems:
http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Other-Poems-Crimson-Hexagon/dp/0692313079/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429895012&sr=8-1&keywords=lee+sharks+pearl