The book of the world, encrusted with deep-sea pearls and the blood of the lamb, will not open up its pages in which all deeds have been inscribed.  And the totality of history will not roll back together, all events fusing, once and for all, into the great blazing sphere of time.  None will sit on the right hand. There will be no right hand.  Cynthia Haven discusses Ellen Hinsey and our losing battle against violence over at Stanford’s Book Haven, pointing to Hinsey’s poem “Update on the Last Judgment” (Poetry, September 2002).

The book of the world, encrusted with deep-sea pearls and the blood of the lamb, will not open up its pages in which all deeds have been inscribed.

And the totality of history will not roll back together, all events fusing, once and for all, into the great blazing sphere of time.

None will sit on the right hand. There will be no right hand.

Cynthia Haven discusses Ellen Hinsey and our losing battle against violence over at Stanford’s Book Haven, pointing to Hinsey’s poem “Update on the Last Judgment” (Poetry, September 2002).

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