by Peter Menkin
3/09/2009 / Poetry
Ascension, No. 1
by Peter Menkin
There is a church service of prayer--
Evening Prayer that festival day;
we came as pilgrims in an expectation
of a divine celebration. Grace.
Enter into the liturgy. Celebrate God.
This dialogue in prayer and word.
Oh, that he did rise--it was a hymn.
When the Lord rose, He Ascended.
Imagination, I was.
As melodious beautiful voices,
a man ascending in this beauty.
Of the beauty.
Making the beauty, bringing with Him
the perfected human nature of this world.
This is celebration.
Man as a being of humanity.
God's gift of celebration.
Man and the divine.
This is the Christ.
Audio reading of the poem by the poet is here:
Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.
Copyright Peter Menkin
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