Seamus Hogan Poems
- The Raising Of Lazarus. As he slowly rose, The weight of ...
- Damascus Perhaps it's a little consolation that the ...
- Territory For Hannah. Before settling for the evening A ...
- Moving Apart Moving apart As quietly as a puddle freezes, ...
- Starlings From their control tower the nest of chicks Guide...
- A Christmas Carol. Crows freeze in mid-flight And hang ...
- Nightshift. Neck deep in night With mainland morning just a ...
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The Raising Of Lazarus.
As he slowly rose,
The weight of death wound
Around him, moans wrenched
in two like a smile for a stranger
Who momentarily seemed familiar.
The crowd, as if a vulva, pushed aside
Allowing this strange awakening passage.
At each bending of the knees
There seemed a hesitation;
A nearly worded indecision
With every footstep swelling
Then drowning in the steady current
of their need. An anger
Kindling in eyes already unused to light
At having been called away
By their suffering to decay.
But the earth, already overflowing,
Decided. It ...