Poem: “April Weather”

April Weather

The dogwood spreads an April skirt
White as would be dyed by fullers,
Transfiguration was the word
Attended then by Simon Peter

But Good Friday was not lucky
Heaven’s voice that day was stilled,
The belly of Gethsemane
The dark of night the Father willed

In brightness death, in death a brightness
Difficult to bring together,
Faith in Sacrifice confess
In our unsettled April weather

April 22, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."