Poem: “Such Power”

Such Power

Suddenly, over night,
Green boughs and yellow
The coming of a fragile might
And glory to bestow
That will not be withdrawn
Between the night and dawn

But if there ever were
Displeasure such as this:
No flowering occur
It would not be of weakness
But of a strength of will

Then we all would know
Such power to bestow

March 19, 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."