SKY RAPTURE SONG

McCleary's Additions

[ Below is the poem promised for September in my Rilke feature of last May on  the twin McCleary’s Alternatives site at http://rollanmccleary.wordpress.com/.  As said, when composing this I had Goethe’s Prometheus in mind, but the resulting simple lyric has more affinities to early Rilke. Like almost all poems this one can be read more than one way – someone has already done that – but I am publishing this on what I  always insist is the true Christmas (September 15th  – see notes to The Magi at Era’s End at http://bit.ly/1onHNdO).  It could almost therefore be taken as an alternative Christmas carol.  Also this month over at my main Alternatives blog, you can read the more complex Under Parnassus poem,  a re-visioning or critique of ideas in Yeats’ celebrated Under Ben Bulben.  http://bit.ly/1wdsnwa  ]

SKY RAPTURE SONG

SICILYSKY

The better to support this light
Bespeaking visions of pure clarity
The azure of the firmament
Spreads like a carpet or a floor
Where carefully I might tread
Sometime….but not today.

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