13 (Space Psalm) / Jacqueline Osherow

Let stars reverse their courses — hallelujah —
Let planets flaunt their necklaces of ice –
Let suns confound eclipses – hallelujah –
Let moons’ scavenged radiance rejoice—

Let galaxies recluster – hallelujah –
Let nebulae uncloud and celebrate –
Let meteors spread banners – hallelujah –
Let black holes unleash astonished light—

Let comets jump their orbits—hallelujah—
To jangle inadvertent atmospheres
With rumors of the distance –hallelujah—
Anecdotes—songs—suspicions—prayers

—included in Before the door of God : an anthology of devotional poetry / Hopler, Jay ed.; Johnson, Kimberly ed., p. 364

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