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Idiot Psalms

New Poems
  • By Scott Cairns
A new collection from one of our favorite poets. Fourteen "Idiot Psalms," surrounded by dozens of other poems, make this his most challenging collection yet.

"Idiot Psalm 1"

O God Belov d if obliquely so,

dimly apprehended in the midst

of this, the fraught obscuring fog

of my insufficiently capacious ken,

Ostensible Lover of our kind--while

apparently aloof--allow

that I might glimpse once more

Your shadow in the land, avail

for me, a second time, the sense

of dire Presence in the pulsing

hollow near the heart.

Once more, O Lord, from Your Enormity incline

your Face to shine upon Your servant, shy

of immolation, if You will.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781612615158
    • Manufacturer: Paraclete Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781612615158
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2014
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Scott Cairns
    • Page Count: 96
    • Weight: 0.30 pounds
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