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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Troubling Myself with Things
Too Great for Me

 

 

 

For instance, the physics of red wine,
which Galileo called “sunlight held together
by water.” Sounds plausible, but how? 
Or backing up a step, with the physics
of beauty itself, such as radiates
in these freshly washed Delaware Grapes.
With the possible exception of a woman’s
breast, a tumbling cluster of grapes
or the globe of one full  fruit 
might be as nearly perfect a form
as we will see in this life.

 

Look at this shoulder of table grapes
in the evening sun. Know that
that old prig St. Augustine,
a too-stern and oh-so-rational man,
was right on this: it was love
that called the world into being.

 

―James Silas Rogers