Spring 1968 • Vol. XXX No. 2 PoetryJanuary 1, 1968 |

Angelic Orders

            for Michael Margolin I've been seeing angels recently. I realize it's a bit unusual, especially since no one believes in angels anymore, but it's true. I have been seeing angels recently. Green ones, mostly. They look like trees. Some are domestic: fruit trees, maples, elms, and oaks. They run after me and whine when I ignore them and walk by. They pelt me with acorns, splatter me with eggs and plums, spit syrup at my head. They throw tantrums and break birds. They're such a nusiance. And how can I explain them to my friends? I can't say, "Oh, they're just angels." Some are olive trees rooted for centuries in the stony landscape of my memory's holy land. Others are ethereal: willows rising by the river, shimmering with ecstasy. I don't know what to make of one of them. It's in my bedroom every night. It doesn't pester me in public, so I've learned to live with it. Like a cyprus it's dark green, almost black. It's tall, serene. It tr

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