Celestialness

David Athey

Tendons, bones, and flesh
trivium-taught for marveling
at the solid gifts, for example
the morning when six planets
aligned the heavenly proportions
in obedience to the Spirit in love
with matter, the cosmology
of incarnation between fire
and ice in a dawning sky
and above where no eye can see
and below to the heavens spinning
for dreamers and lovers awakened,
Venus and Mars and the others
in a communion line of light,
and then a giving reflection
of rays to arouse tendons, bones,
and flesh to worship.

David Athey’s recent poems have appeared in The Iowa Review and Notre Dame Magazine. His second novel, Christopher, is forthcoming from Sophia Institute Press.