Friday, April 3, 2009

Poetry from the Commonwealth

Take this, a poem by Virginia's poet laureate and Mason alumna, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda. Visit her Web site to hear her read it.

Take This on Authority

When the last cloud leaves
nothing behind—no
history, no trace of error, no
basilica to shelter a man—
a hymn, as lonely as any,
will rise out of canyons
and at great heights
sing to every particle, to
every hint of light along the way.
In a temple, in another
universe, listeners will
bow down chanting.

By Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda

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