Poetry Night: 2 of 3

The Work of Memory – A Cento

Iridescent
synchronicity, twisting
together as if on
strings

the space between death and resurrection,

at once blessed and beautiful,
naked as a word,

feverish with bees —

even silence found a tongue.

Today I remember
the creator,
the lion-hearted.

Unraveling language is a redemptive liminal space.

You are being continually
tattooed, inked

with the skulls of
everyone

you’ve ever loved.

The light bleeds from them
and it always will.

Hearts are made to be crushed.

 

[With respect to Maggie Dietz, Marilyn Hacker, John Clare, Julie Carr, James Richardson, May Sarton, Kevin Prufer, Nick Flynn, H. Jeremiah Lewis].

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

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