Ariel In The Cloven Pine


Mark Andrew Holmes

The Holy Spirit serves our needs;

against it there is no blaspheming.

What, then, happens to those who imprison it in any way?

The world is filled with the sound of its pathetic screaming.

Would you break a butterfly on a wheel?

Prospero bound Ariel to him to serve justice;

The Holy Spirit can serve justice, too.

Indeed love and justice are one and the same:

Gentle, airy, yet inflexible and stern;

Not blind, but with sentient 20/20 vision,

A sad angel, hovering in the troubled overcast sky,

Screaming for revenge.

© 2000 by Mark Andrew Holmes.

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