Winter 1979 • Vol. I No. 1 Poetry |

Invocation for a Convocation

Of all SYMBOLICITY You the GROUND and over-arching PRINCIPLE, we here assembled and as it were addressing you (though your presence all about us be not given to answering) we beg to dare petition that, proper to the aptitude whereby Nature has chosen us as spokesmen of and for all natural marvels, do help us persevere in pious competition loyal to the sources of our being. . . .   May we think of ourselves as having come together to help us all help one another by reminding ourselves to be grateful for that ancestral evolutionary twist whereby we can now name ourselves even while not yet knowing how wholly to define us, as somehow amidst all bickering we keep on thinking somewhat of finenesses within our toughnesses, a grandeur despite our ways of being raw. . . .   May we, though trying variously to get ahead, pause as it were to bow down not to magistrates but only to the principle of our sometimes desire

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