LAUREN EGGERT-CROWE


 

News & Events

Writing

About

Blog

Photography

Contact

from The Ladder of Divine Ascent

XXV: On The Destroyer of The Passions, Most Sublime Humility, Which is Rooted in Spiritual Perception

I removed my badges, victory & otherwise.
I removed my shoes.
I removed the braids tied underneath the shoulders.
I was more naked with every toll of the bell, and still immutable.
I removed my hooks and tenterhooks, I removed my grappling hooks.
I removed the wooliest of woolycoats. What remained was armor.
After that was done, I removed my desires
but new ones grew back.

Originally appeared in Maintenant, A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art, 2012

Part of a project in collaboration with Margaret Bashaar based on the 7th century monastic text, The Ladder of Divine Ascent