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The Patricia and Emmett Robinson Prize

Charles Watts

 

Creation

                               "If matter were to disappear
                                          space and time alone
                                          would remain behind
                                                as a kind of stage
                                     for physical happening"
                                                 —Albert Einstein


darkness has covered the earth
and all the over and under worlds
are at peace

there are no shepherds
no flocks to feed
no salt to rub in wounds

no lord to sanctify
sinner to purify
comfort hope joy

unto us silence
our yoke is easy

on an empty stage
behold a virgin
shall conceive