- Glossolalia of Wind
Yes, it spoke. Yes,it had a color to it.The wind was streaked with salt and language.
And gold light welled, the stone meadowsbrimmed with it.The hard tufts of green murmured
their testimonies, their martyrdom.I spoke the lifespan of air.I said after all had been said.
You come to every cave.You put your hand on the skin of meaning,the lifeline and the witness.
You take this. [End Page 95]
Nicholas Samaras is from Patmos, Greece. His books of poetry include American Psalm, World Psalm (2014) and Hands of the Saddlemaker (1992), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, New Republic, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.