easter water

         easter water

‘Water drawn on the Easter morning is, like that at Christmas, holy and healing …’
From the work ‘Deutsche Mythologie’ 1835 by Jacob Grimm as quoted at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre

they say
water drawn on
easter morning
like that at
Christmas dawning
shall be ‘holy
and healing’
so saying
set me in
reverie
that in
that balm the
fish the eels
of the deep
shall too be ‘holy
and healing’
the foam touched
shell the bird
pert on the
swell the whale
at the edge of
winnowed sunlight
gliding down
in shadow
the
succulent arms
of squid
pulsing ink
in retreat
the submarine volcano
bleeding upward
from the trench
shall too be
holy and
healing.

30 april 2014
nelson st, howick

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