The Heart-House Has Been Scoured

 

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday for ashes

Woden’s day

Ragnarok

An apocalypse in folklore

 

God-belief

Has happened, we might

Say

Then gods dissolve without our

Faith, their

Angels cannot fly

Their agencies become the dust

Of skepticism, disbelief

The province of agnostics

Seeking secret

Knowledge

 

Those who believe that God

Is alive

I believe

Will take the ashes on our brows

Not because God is gone

But to make detritus

Of our seasonal

Distractions

 

The fatal kind that

Render clear sight granular

 

So we put the ashes

On the outside

Above our sight

So that clarity might be learned

Vision restored

To faith

 

A time starts now toward remembrance

To think and feel

These

And live

 

C L Couch

 

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