Poem: “Ezekiel’s Vision”

Ezekiel’s Vision

The creatures of the vision of the wheels
Adamant and powerful and real
Turned not but to go they would proceed
At some immeasurable, unhurried speed

Then there were the eyes within the round
Rims that rose and fell above the ground,
Amber was the radiance they shed,
Woke the life within the living dead

Loathe to live they would not rise until
The force of fire overcame their will,
Up to me you stubborn bones of man,
Reunite your flesh and bone and stand

Willful were the very bones: We dream
And all the desert round us only seems,
Still the Throne of fire dipped and soared:
Get up you dead alive! The daylight roared.

October 16, 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."