Sunday, May 13, 2007

I Apologize

I missed poetry friday AGAIN!!!!!! So I'll have to do Poetry Sunday this week.

The Convert

After one moment when I bowed my head
And the whole world turned over and came upright,
And I came out where the old road shone white,
I walked the ways and heard what all men said,
Forests of tongues, like autumn leaves unshed,
Being not unlovable but strange and light;
Old riddles and new creeds, not in despite
But softly, as men smile about the dead.

The sages have a hundred maps to give
That trace their crawling cosmos like a tree,
They rattle reason out through many a sieve
That stores the sand and lets the gold go free:
And all these things are less than dust to me
Because my name is Lazarus and I live.

3 comments:

Love2Learn Mom said...

Wow - great poem, Ria. I've never seen that one before.

Lucia said...

Yeah, I really liked that one.

Mapaz said...

Because my name is Lazarus and I live... Beautiful poem !