Christian Wiman, Hammer is the Prayer

“There is no consolation in the thought of God, / he said, slamming another nail

in another house another havoc had half-taken. / Grace is not consciousness, nor is it beyond.

To hell with remembrance, to hell with heaven, / hammer is the prayer of the poor and the dying.

And as wind in some lordless random comes to rest, / and all the disquieted dust within,

peace came to the hinterlands of our minds, / too remote to know, but peace nonetheless.”

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