Tom Sleigh

(Texas / United States)

Tom Sleigh Poems

1. Blueprint 7/14/2014
2. The Meadow 7/14/2014
3. On the Platform 7/14/2014
4. Oracle 7/14/2014
5. The Animals In The Zoo Don't Seem Worried 7/14/2014
6. On The Yard 7/14/2014
7. Stone God And Goddess In An Ark 7/14/2014
8. A Visit 7/14/2014
9. Aubade 7/14/2014
10. Beirut Tank 7/14/2014
11. Day Room 7/14/2014
12. Fable 7/14/2014
13. Song That Can Only Be Sung Once 7/14/2014
14. Stranding 7/14/2014
15. The Advance 7/14/2014
16. The Last Word 7/14/2014
17. Round 7/14/2014
18. The Parallel Cathedral 7/14/2014
19. A Wedding at Cana, Lebanon, 2007 7/14/2014
20. The Wound 7/14/2014

The Parallel Cathedral

The cathedral being built
around our split level house was so airy, it stretched
so high it was like a cloud of granite
and marble light the house rose up inside.

At the time I didn't notice masons laying courses
of stone ascending, flying buttresses
pushing back forces that would have crushed our flimsy wooden beams.
But the hammering and singing of the guilds went on

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