April 22: William (#NaPoWriMo #NaPoWriMo2020 #GloPoWriMo #Poetry)

 

WILLIAM

Again I turn to you for support and solace,

your condemned monsters, grotesque beasts,

wombs bearing angels seeking sins of passion.

You wronged poet somehow inspire a pursuit

of extraordinary complexity, yet life is simple

so dark, you see eternity in an hour. But one

finds a Hell in a grain of sand, should He choose

to deem Edith unworthy – a casual prejudice

brings down a city, stands pillars of salt eroding

earthly faith. Thus denied, up rises, roaring,

your Red Dragon from the sea behind the one

clothed in angered silence. A Francis misread

can kill for sympathy. Know that pain and fury

motivates strength, an undercurrent breeding

rebellious rains, meekly submissive for too long

but keen to own a voice over the wild flowers

where Heaven was once glimpsed. Behold!

Careless tongue, you cut blind and false, ruthless.

 

(Image: “The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun” by William Blake)

 

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