After the promised irruption of heaven into earth
and subsequent looting of the enemy's barrows,
imagine - the astounded hurtling of hawk, the disconcerted wonder of hen,
pup's amazement, astonished mule, kitten dumbfounded,
pipirit shocked! -
And then, the heirs of God, cerement free,
parading the blue air. So great leviathan, cattle, creeping thing, each to its kind,
rise without burden, with the lords of the air,
to come to their City, and their names calling out, from the
Lamb's opening Book.
(c) John Robert Lee from Canticles (2007)
(c) John Robert Lee - Photograph After the rain.