Poetry Friday: Nineteen Years

“Prayer”
by Teddy Macker

dear lord in this time of darkness
help us see the darkness

dear lord help us to not pretend
no more pretending

dear lord may our gaze be defenseless
and unshardable

teach us the piety of the open eye

dear lord in this time of darkness
may we be unafraid to mourn and together and hugely

may dignity lose its scaffolding
faces crumble like bricks

dear lord let grief come to grief

read the rest here.

Please visit Kiesha Sheperd at Whispers From the Ridge for the Poetry Friday Roundup.

9 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Nineteen Years

  1. Thank you, Catherine. Wishing that our thoughts today would mirror those every day for all who have left us this year, too. This line is one I would keep in my notebook: “may we be unafraid to mourn and together and hugel”

    Like

  2. This is a stunning, deeply moving, poem, Catherine. The use of the word “yet” is so powerful…the juxtaposition of crumbling, powerful, huge grief with bees in lavender and freckled hands. Oh my. I’ll be saving this one to read and read again.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s