1. Home
  2. Poetry Magazine
  3. Poems
  4. “Some motionless conflict in the sky...” by Donald Revell
“Some motionless conflict in the sky...”

Related Poem Content Details

Some motionless conflict in the sky
As of Milton’s angels painted there
In all their radiance and red malice

It is a special happiness and universal
Simply to know the names of colors
And to see them said

She mixed the colors for house painters
That was Binghamton Rochester Indianapolis
I’ll take less luck if it means less stink she said

A special happiness
When clouds contest with clouds
In fixed flamboyance

Good versus Evil or beautiful cold hair
God loosed angels on us and they are the air
Source: Poetry (June 2009)

More from this issue

This poem originally appeared in the June 2009 issue of Poetry magazine

  • Search every issue of Poetry

Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine. Search the whole site

“Some motionless conflict in the sky...”

Related Poem Content Details

  • Search every issue of Poetry

Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine. Search the whole site

Other Information