O purpled festival
O dimming sight

Tis late
When what is
Reveals its
Most inner self
To the crenellated eye

When wave fathoms wave
And wind transcends wind
And the perfume of presence
Ravishes the mind

Making all mortals

Mariners of awe

Dan Corjescu teaches at the University of Tübingen's "Studium Professionale" program. Read other articles by Dan.