Poem: “Souls”


I wish I were a river birch
Above a living river,
Leaning from above to watch
The flowing of forever

Have you seen how delicate
The branches and the bark?
How patient must it be to wait
By sunrise and by dark

But all the trees in heaven
As Solomon are wise,
They grow beneath a living sun
And know the truth from lies

Peter is a fisherman
Who waits for honesty,
Those a fisherman can land
Are for the Lord, says he

April 7, 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."