Ordination Right

Jan Van Eyck,
The Virgin with Chancellor Rolin, detail, circa 1435, oil on panel, Louvre Museum, room 818

Ho low, he crept down ferreting the earthen hollow.
Skulking usurper, teething seraph’s entrails-
He supped and supped from the red river’s cup,
Till the puckered sac set agape and the germ was laid.
Perpetual stain, rounding the sallow opening,
To the tunnel once pristine,
Where he left, the wastrel chained.

Hammer of God, Mighty Muse Productions. Copyright © 2013 Aria Ligi, published in Z publications New York’s Best Emerging Poets, Anthology, 2017

One Reply to “Ordination Right”

  1. Masterful writing. This poem deserves praise. No matter how long or short Aria’s poems are, once you read them, you’re left with a whole new appreciation for poetry.

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