'The Afterlife'

In this poem about the Great Beyond, 'everyone is right, as it turns out.'

Reprinted from "Questions about Angels" with permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press.

While you are preparing for sleep, brushing your teeth,

or riffling through a magazine in bed,

the dead of the day are setting out on their journey.

More Heavenly Bliss

Ho-Hum Hereafter?
If Heaven's so great, why does it seem so boring? By Carol Zaleski

A faith-by-faith view of the hereafter

Test your knowledge of pulp paradise in our heaven in pop culture quiz.

What the world's sacred texts say about heaven



They're moving off in all imaginable directions,

each according to his own private belief,

and this is the secret that silent Lazarus would not reveal:

that everyone is right, as it turns out.

you go to the place you always thought you would go,

The place you kept lit in an alcove in your head.

Some are being shot into a funnel of flashing colors

into a zone of light, white as a January sun.

leave comments
Did you like this? Share with your family and friends.
comments powered by Disqus