- Into The Instant's Bliss
Into the instant's bliss never came one soulWhose soul was not possessed by Christ,Even in the eons Christ was not.
And still: some who cry the name of ChristLive more remote from loveThan some who cry to a void they cannot name.
After Dante [End Page 253]
Christian Wiman's most recent book is Every Riven Thing (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010). He is the editor of Poetry. Two books are forthcoming in 2012, a selected poems of Osip Mandelstam and (with Don Share) The Open Door: One Hundred Poets, One Hundred Years of Poetry. firstname.lastname@example.org