After Blaser (Above
We hover above the sunís reflection of clouds
are two examples of grace
not afraid to wet our toes
in it, or life force, how simple
religion could be in this sun-returning air
we hover above the bones of it
are in between the old godís death
inside the parenthesis, before the birth of the new.
Whatever is going to happen
happened, or is happening, so we hop ingeniously from pleasure
to the promised cosmos & hope the rest emerges as if
it were the first yinrise of the last lost star.
2P Ė 12.24.06
Robin Blaser's "First Love" has the line "first, pleasure and then a cosmos, and then happiness" (pg 284). In 1993 he wrote "we are not in religion
but we are inside whatever has happened
to it..." (pg 375 The Holy Forest, 2006 ed.).
"Whatever is going to happen is already happening" is a quote from Sonnet L of Ted Berrigan's "The Sonnets." (pg 56 of Collected, 2005 ed.)