Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Synchronized for a Moment

Locus Iste

An ambulance 
rumbled past
the outdoor 
choir concert
on a last-of-
summer Sunday 
in Utrecht

there for one
brief measure
we saw 
the choristers 
sing its siren

their open 
mouths howling 
the news 
of a heart 
stalled some-
where down 
the street

then it was
back to Bruckner 
and the slow 
of voices
softening into 
God’s silence.

--Emily Ruppel

From God and Nature: Fall 2012

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