Wolves of the Sacred Heart

By Elaine Equi Elaine Equi

Leave it to the street vendors
of NYC to improvise a shrine
from whatever they find,

setting a place at their table
for animal and divine nature
symbolically joined with
color-coded floral candelabras.

Photograph by Elaine Equi

Source: Poetry (July/August 2014).


This poem originally appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Poetry magazine

July/August 2014
 Elaine  Equi


Elaine Equi’s books include Click and Clone (2011) and Ripple 
Effect: New & Selected Poems (2007), both from Coffee House Press.

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SUBJECT Activities, Eating & Drinking, Nature, Animals, Religion, Christianity, God & the Divine, The Spiritual, Arts & Sciences, Photography & Film

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