Poem for August 12

August 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Excerpt from The Bridge of Change

VI

Nearby on this island the gargoyles of Notre Dame
gawk in ancient horror and some
forever gnaw on stone rabbits in the parapets
or wail in winged, formal misery outside the set
limits of the orthodox Church —
all glory happening within the walls where they squat:
so hunched, so beaked, so horrorstruck.

-John Logan, from The Bridge of Change (Boa Editions, 1978)

N.B.: The cover depicted above is of a different edition of The Bridge of Change. I will add the correct cover image in the next day or two.

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