Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kevin Ducey - www.ralphmag.org - The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities


Praise the world to the angel, not the unutterable world;
you cannot astonish him with your glorious feelings ...
--- Rilke, The Duino Elegies



A pack of angels
from the main office came down ---
wanted to see how things were working
out. How we were getting along.
They ignored Edmond and his
fancy talk about astronomy, but they
fluffed their wings over my new drillbits.
"Atta boy," they said. "Nice tool." So we
showed them what we'd been making.
Carol brought out her toothpick; Sy,
his business card holder. The angels
nodded to each other
making marks in things they called "books."



Kevin Ducey
The Open Light
Poets from Notre Dame, 1991 - 2008

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