Despairing Angels

14 Jan

Despairing Angels

Carnalized in our time


floating floating

Serenading cities aflame

far below

Lyrics of death descending

Shrill with despair

Not not

the sweet Tiepolo angels

Now now

a lost imagining:

the sweetest among angels

are being tutored to die

While wingless beings

graceless and grotesque float

above our menaced planet


5 Responses to “Despairing Angels”

  1. Georgianne E. Matthews January 14, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Leaders of all nations and their citizens should read Richard Falk’s touching insight.
    The sweetest of angels will not die in vain for the wingless, graceless and groteque
    darken their own souls as they menace the planet.
    Georgianne E. Matthews

  2. Paul Wapner January 14, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Dark, darker, darkest:
    Your posts are invitations into the most dense areas of the world’s shadow. What does it mean to see in such dimness? Can one smile in the middle of such a night?

    • Richard Falk January 14, 2011 at 10:17 am #

      I think it was Theodore Roethke who wrote the line “In the dark the eye begins to see.” Perhaps, I am abusing the blogosphere by seeming to dwell only in the shadowlands..

  3. Salpy Eskidjian January 17, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Beautifully powerful but makes me sad

    • Richard Falk January 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

      Salpy: I really do hate the thought of making you sad! I will try to do
      more to bring you joy!

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