For Bach and Buxtehude, Dancing at Heaven's Organ | Sojourners

For Bach and Buxtehude, Dancing at Heaven's Organ

A poem.

(“Oh I’ll leap up. Who pulls me down?”
“Doctor Faustus,” by Christopher Marlowe)

Now can I join this dance?
See, I am thinner than vacuum.
I can kneel toward the sun
at the very angle of prayer
and feel the counterpoint
pulse through my veins.

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