Bob Hicok

(1960 - / Michigan)

Epithalamium - Poem by Bob Hicok

A bee in the field. The house on the mountain
reveals itself to have been there through summer.
It's not a bee but a horse eating frosted grass
in the yawn light. Secrets, the anguish of smoke
above the chimney as it shreds what it's learned
of fire. The horse has moved, it's not a horse
but a woman doing the stations of the cross
with a dead baby in her arms. The anguish of the house
as it reveals smoke to the mountain. A woman
eating cold grass in Your name, shredding herself
like fire. The woman has stopped, it's not a woman
but smoke on its knees keeping secrets in what it reveals.
The everything has moved, it's not everything
but a shredding of the anguish of names. The marriage
of light: particle to wave. Do you take? I do.


Comments about Epithalamium by Bob Hicok

  • (5/26/2019 11:29:00 PM)

    The marriage of light particle to wave." Worthy to be modern poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (5/26/2019 10:55:00 PM)

    A bee in the field.... It's not a bee but a horse
    The horse has moved, it's not a horse.... but a woman
    a woman.... with a dead baby in her arms
    it's not a woman... but smoke on its knees..//.. Sorry, couldn't grasp the meaning or make any sense out of it. As a matter of fact, this doesn't fit anywhere into the definition of an Epithalamium. Thanks.
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/26/2019 2:59:00 AM)

    from the leaves of grass
    after a day
    the dazzling light sprinkles
    the heart of love
    for the marriage moon..............
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/26/2019 2:56:00 AM)

    " With a dead baby in her arms" !

    Sadness.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/26/2019 2:43:00 AM)

    it's not a horse
    but a woman doing the stations of the cross
    with a dead baby in her arms......so touching. Beautiful poem.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 23, 2012



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