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ELEGY FOR AUGUSTINE

from Take Me to Church


Her elegies void discretion,
illuminate our darkness
(Apollo, come)
White raven of the rose
St Peter's gates shall not prevail
St Peter's gates shall not prevail

Ah Augustine we have arrived
Delphi sweet Delphi
to the city of our gods
let the roses speak
not of tomorrow, for the raven
but of Pythia's dove.

O mirthless mirth, daughter of Abundance
Achaea/Eden/Troy
Raise Tarsus on the wave
Apollo, Agamemnon
Flavius Claudius Julianus Augustus
O come






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