December 27, 2008
Perhaps we might reclaim the Fall,
the direction that is, bring it within
new understandings gained, from
being in space, the great rising
after all, the upwardness of which
seems connected with forwardness,
positive ideas of progression mingled
with archaic notions of the numinous.
We have ceased to be the fatty smoke
from altars appeasing the nostrils
of the divine, but redefined as forces
speeding into the welcome unknown
which is nearly free of some imaginings
whilst crowded with others.