Fallen Out of Brilliant Day



A la notte oscura

Per Cristo Gesu


  I have gone down into the dark,

Down to the places under the earth,

Where no light is, and I but barely breathe, 


I have gone down from the perfect

Afternoon, bright blue skies,

The glass of wine, the fond embrace,


To the empty place where the heart 

Is halt, and the hard breath

Is knotted beneath my breast,


In the vast caverns of the night 

The words seep towards me,

Pool, and still to silence,


Where will I find the sighs

To pray, fallen out of brilliant day,

In this hour of evacuation,




Where tears flood words away?




For Sherri Grant

December 8, 2005 

Sun Valley


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