Responses (Fragments, For Elaine Pagels)

they said her reflection
‘brightened the waters’:
sophia on the brink
of the world

*

‘fullness’ – the
face of the harpist,
moving the stone

*

‘against heresies’: upon
reflection, the sun-
god seeing off
the stars

Sean Howard is the author of Local Calls (Cape Breton University Press, 2009) and Incitements (Gaspereau Press, 2011). His poetry has been widely published in Canada and elsewhere, and anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books, 2011 & 2014).

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