Wrath

(1979)

"Wrath" is the third song of Robert Beaser's song cycle Seven Deadly Sins.

Wrath
by Anthony Hecht


I saw in stalls of pearl the heavenly hosts,
Gentle as down, and without private parts.
"Dies irae," they sang, and I could smell
The dead-white phosphorous of sacred hearts.


Source: from The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht, 1967.


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