christian. xxii. respect me; be proud.“give up pursuing eloquence, unless you can speak as you feel! one's very heart must pour it out, with primal power. address one's hearers and compel them with an art deeper than words.”
Seán Lysaght, from “The Bay of Angels,” in Carnival Masks (Gallery Press, 2014)
This coast has its proper tone of feeling;
it has mastered every interference known,
gone through whatever grief or rage could bring
to reach this space with a horizon.
Other stages are spread for suffering
but a mute decorum rules this one.
All it expects of us is that we pay
for time to keep disturbance away.