Peter Cooley Even a Small Resurrection When is the thing beyond God to appear? This morning, looking out at the white sky, which has not even spoken its first blue, its gold, and stirred the world that rich mixture of colors which transfix us every day, I feel that terrible white nothingness. This is the room where serial killers live. They carry it here wherever they can run. No one is here but me and I am Hell Milton's Satan said, a fallen angel. Oh, I am drifting, God, I'm terrified. I know that nothing lies beyond this thought but death, the sky we can't see 'til we see. Why am I resurrected by small light? It's coming through the trees, it's all colors, the old world seen again entirely new. This is what white is: divine everything. Advent Poem Backward from eternity, processing, out of the morning dark, before the birds, my parents and my sister walk toward me. You see, their faces turned away like this, their steps processional and synchronized, they're not my idea of the immortal. 141 What did I want? Angels in whitest light, thunderous choirs, organ keys breaking clouds while, just for
Prairie Schooner – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Aug 20, 2007
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