So writes Rainer Maria Rilke in his great poem, "Autumn." But, in this sodden-toward-springtime season of Lent, we also know we are falling. Always and again. The Clarion Review continues its publication of my sequence of Stations of the Cross with VII, Jesus Falls the Second Time.
Here are a few lines:
Spinner seeds, spiders, Thrones and Powers,
The divorcee curled in the shower,
Whose steam rises above her groans.
All bombs, balloons, and shining gold hair,
The patient’s jaw when the image shows there
Malignant tumors, or waking life.
VI is my favorite station in the sequence, overall, but VII contains my favorite individual lines and images. Click the picture to read the whole thing.
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