Frank Bidart: “God’s Catastrophe in Our Time”


when those who decree decree the immemorial

mere habits of the tribe
law established since the foundations of the world

when the brutalities released by
belief engender in you disgust for God

hear the answering baritone sweetness of Mahler’s “Urlicht”

I am from God and shall return
to God for this disfiguring

flesh is not light and
from light I am light

when I had eyes what did I do with sight

Frank Bidart

Image: SNUFFED OUT by sarahnoo


~ by matt on 18 January 2010.

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