VIII

Someone's heading for a fatal victory.
Trees gesture like tragedies.
Sacrificial dance of Judea!
Trees flutter like sacramentals.


This--a conspiracy against the era:
Against weight, number, fraction, and time.
This--a veil torn apart:
Trees kneel like tombstones . . .


Someone's arriving: Heaven is the entrance.
Trees salute like festivals.

May 7, 1923