Flowing Red Life
A villanelle I wrote on August 16th, 2011.
When angels sang out their victory cry,
God made me witness and from heaven sent
Red life flowing into me from the sky.
My radiant maiden, were I to die,
The soul is at peace, the heart grows silent
When angels sing out their victory cry.
Heaven abounds with peaceful lullaby.
Art thou in my heart--I have no lament
As blood floweth into me from the sky.
I heard those words, saw glory from on high.
Thou stood with me through that mighty torrent,
When angels sang out their victory cry.
The darkness is gone, and now I know why
This time together hath God to us lent
As life floweth into us from the sky.
Hand in hand, neath timeless stars shall we lie
As e'ery miracle on us is spent:
While angels sing out their victory cry,
Red life floweth into us from the sky.