"This ancient tonguing ..." Quote of Warren Falcon

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This ancient tonguing betrays some fault disdaining the human world - which occurred first, the birthing or the wounding? Abjuring flesh of necessity, this, my peace, is false but the music woos, swells me up. It is my sleek, bleak hour remembering Bathsheba's girth. There is some mirth in remembering her, those skirts and veils like a cadence of sweet cakes and guilt...

Warren Falcon
from 'David To Jonathan, A Lost Psalm Recovered, Recent Translation, Circa 1978'