The Ancient Modern

Prothesis /  Joshua Alan Sturgill     

into the cathedral of evening

incense of coiling clouds

processional choir of geese

brocade sunset laid on the altar

trees attentive, faces raised

who is the priest? who recollects

sacred gestures heaven obeys

and words to steady the earth

in its tremulous exulting?


All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2022 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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