Colloquy of the Carnal Print
By Thomas Kinsella   
Thursday, 15 March 2012

The self - brain and body -
active in love and blood, 
is the custodian of the First Cause.

Eager in early effort, 
determined in trial and error, 
persistent in inquiry,

it bears the Source 
in its red meat

toward an indistinctly conceived Other 
waiting, unbegotten, 
at the appointed place.

They will meet once, 
in carnal understanding.