Matthew 27: 51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.
From way back here the beauty of war is hard to miss
Impossible to dismiss the moment of ‘massive ordnance’,
So intense that afterwards the cinema of cloud formation
Seems like afternoon TV. But what if
Destruction is less creative, the closer-up you come?
I have in mind how physical pain demeans all other considerations
Remember, it wipes away everything but pain itself.
And what of those entire lives spent in the aftermath, clearing up?
So that’s how it’ll be for most of us when our time comes!
Not seen and heard and recognised for its terrible beauty, more like
A tawdry giving-up of everything but the next breath, which
For want of anything more to stay for, then becomes your last.
Sublime requires ridiculous, not only as its opposite.
They may also change places, according to where you’re sitting.