Good Lord the Light

Christian Wiman

Winter 2017

Good morning misery,
goodbye belief,
good Lord the light
cutting across the lake
so long gone
to ice—

There is an under, always,
through which things still move, breathe,
and have their being,

Christian Wiman's selected poems, Hammer is the Prayer, is just out from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is the 2016 winner of the Aiken Taylor Prize in Modern Poetry.

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