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A Sky That Carries

From: Colorado Review
Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2013
pp. 150-151 | 10.1353/col.2013.0017

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    There are bells ringing
all through the Judean hills:
  great clatter of rejoicing,

    great wresting of the sound
of metal singing. This is how we’ve
  learned to declare our joy.

    The sky, blue
and everlasting, is splitting
  beneath the weight

    of everything. It is
made new: a sky that carries all
  the strains from iron bells

    we will create. Their deep
ringing sings through it
  like an old call

    to hurry our rejoicing.
There is time, they say, only
  for this gratefulness,

    only for this urgent joy.
So here it is, my word to you:
  I am waiting,

    waiting on the edge
of this new earth, waiting
  while the hills

    reflect like earthen mirrors
all the clamor of this plea.
  There is only time for this.

    Time for us to set, at last,
our hearts into the great broad river
  of this ringing sky.

Jacob Newberry  

Jacob Newberry is pursuing a PhD in creative writing at Florida State University. He recently returned from Jerusalem, where he held a Fulbright Fellowship in creative writing. Winner of the 2012 Ploughshares Emerging Writers’ Contest in Nonfiction, his work can be found in Granta, Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, the Iowa Review, the Southwest Review, and Best New Poets 2011, among others.

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