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Idiot Psalms : New Poems
by Scott Cairns




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A new collection from one of our favorite poets. Fourteen "Idiot Psalms," surrounded by dozens of other poems, make this his most challenging collection yet.

"Idiot Psalm 1"
O God Belov d if obliquely so,
dimly apprehended in the midst
of this, the fraught obscuring fog
of my insufficiently capacious ken,
Ostensible Lover of our kind--while
apparently aloof--allow
that I might glimpse once more
Your shadow in the land, avail
for me, a second time, the sense
of dire Presence in the pulsing
hollow near the heart.
Once more, O Lord, from Your Enormity incline
your Face to shine upon Your servant, shy
of immolation, if You will.

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Overview

A new collection from one of our favorite poets. Fourteen "Idiot Psalms," surrounded by dozens of other poems, make this his most challenging collection yet.

"Idiot Psalm 1"
O God Belov d if obliquely so,
dimly apprehended in the midst
of this, the fraught obscuring fog
of my insufficiently capacious ken,
Ostensible Lover of our kind--while
apparently aloof--allow
that I might glimpse once more
Your shadow in the land, avail
for me, a second time, the sense
of dire Presence in the pulsing
hollow near the heart.
Once more, O Lord, from Your Enormity incline
your Face to shine upon Your servant, shy
of immolation, if You will.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781612615158
  • ISBN-10: 1612615155
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 82
  • Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.58 x 0.23 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Paraclete Poetry

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