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MEASURING CARPENTRY AND MOTHERHOOD
December 24, 2005
 
The Christmas Eve eMo is always a poem -- selecting it is one of the greater pleasures the season affords. I am happy, this Christmas of 2005, to present the work of Harvey Mozolak. Besides having written a wonderful poem, he has the added distinction of being the only poet I have ever featured in an eMo -- besides myself -- who is still alive!



_measuring carpentry
and motherhood_



the unstable matter
black hole
of divine omnipotence
filled with a meal of milk
on a lap of dried cattle grass
in a feed trough
under the arms
of a pale young woman
weakened by the child's travel
and a man
with hands as rough as wood
attempting to plane tenderness

-Harvey S. Mozolak



Copyright Harvey S Mozolak 2005

Poet Harvey S Mozolak is pastor of St Stephen Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh.
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