Poem: “Morning Star”

Morning Star

The silver medal which I wear
Weighs not more than dragonflies,
Or less, perhaps, the wings, a hair,
The azure facets of their eyes

Heavy weight there is in loss,
The Virgin Mary and the Cross,
Easy and as light as love
Saint Joseph and the Spirit Dove

Heavy as the wooden bar,
Bitter as the lash of scorn,
Buoyant as the morning star
The rising of the sun has borne

September 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."