Poem: “Light from Light”

Light from Light

The ruby throat in air defers,
Presents his forehead to larkspur,
Walks as Christ on Galilee,
Weightless goes as so did He

Receives the pollen as a grace,
A Eucharist on beak and face,
Floating sign and metaphor,
Convey to us: receive, adore

Blood of wine, flesh of wheat,
Wing of angel swiftly beat,
To the left and to the right,
Above the altar, light from light

August 8, 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."