LUCIFER AT CAMLANN
In the drear fen
of all scorn
like a tooth unsheathed I shone
for I too am the seed of the king.
Son of woman
of all crowns
the bruise is the hardest won.
To strike at your heel is no mean thing.
AMEN TO ARTILLERY
for Allan Peterson
This American English dictionary
is at its best in the volume with the word ‘American’.
So when I talk about Abraham’s knife at Isaac’s throat,
I don’t just mean antinomyas Kierkegaard might
(the wrongness of the thing which is nonetheless right)
but also the trace metal antimony that silver that bone
which is in the steel of the knife to steady it.