FIAT LUX

12. November 2006, 15:31 | by WD Milner | Full Article |

I came across the following while looking for something on the web and the sheer "jabberwockyness" struck my fancy so I offer it here for your perusal.

Let there be braziers, holophotal lenses,
Polished golden flags, champagne and candles,

Let rays shine through the rose window of Chartres,
Let there be cowslips, myriads splats of rain,

Trilobites, new parliaments, red neon,
Let there by twin-stone rings and mirrorglass

Skyscrapers, glinting jumbos, Rannoch lochans
In which huge skies can touch down in the sun.

Let there be Muckle Flugga's phallic pharos,
Bug-eyed, winking tree-frogs; let there be

Grand Canyons, fireflies, tapers, tapirs, matches
Good and bad, simply to fan the flames.

Let there be lasers, Fabergé crystal eggs,
Hens' squelchy yokes, birch-bark's thin,

Diaphonous scratchiness, let there be you,
Me, son and daughter, let the Rhine

Flow through Cologne and Basle, let there be
Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe, hornet's wings,

Angels, cardboard, zinc, the electric brae.
Let there be both stromatlites and cows,

Llamas and zebras, dromedaries, cats,
Bens, buns and banns, let there be all,

End all, every generation, so the whole
Unknown universe be recreated

Through retinal cone and iris and religion.
As been said before, let there be light.

— Fiat Lux, Robert Crawford

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Keywords: poem,fiat lux,poetry,jabberwocky,Robert Crawford

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