Monday, May 5, 2014
Poet Margaret Gibson has said of this book, "Brad Davis has mastered the art of presenting the ordinary moment with all its stunning strangeness. Reading these poems, we become mindful that we live by mystery, by beauty, and by grace."
The following is the title poem from his new collection:
Still Working It Out
for Robin Needham, killed in the 2004 Christmas tsunami
shuddered in the un-
fathomable dark, and a wave
like an eighteen wheeler
into oncoming traffic—a wave
inhering by the power
of a word lovely
as snow on a navy sleeve,
the same word
that shuddered in each
dark cell of the dead
Christ, a wave shouldering forth
like a new heaven, new
earth, clearing away
the old, the impossible—a wave,
a word, terrible as it is
great, great as it is holy
*This is the second Kingdom Poets post about Brad Davis: first post, third post.
Posted with permission of the poet.
Entry written by D.S. Martin. His new poetry collection, Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis, is available from Wipf & Stock as is his earlier award-winning collection, Poiema.