Monday, November 18, 2013

Michael E. Stone: Massis

On the peak of Massis,
Under snow, cloud-crowned,
since antiquity
sits a spirit of past-present,
guarding the gopher wood,
and pitch of the Ark.

Life savers, life givers
Noah and his unnamed wife,
Mother of Seed, to plant
at its foot, in Ararat plain.

Massis was clear this morning
Yesterday clouds garlanded it,

The poet speaks of a cart,
Sailing down from its peak
to Jerusalem, bearing

Symbols well-worn
for good reason.
Revived life givers,
Always majesty.

September 2013

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