Alden Nowlan

Here you will find the Poem The Anatomy of Angels of poet Alden Nowlan

The Anatomy of Angels

Angels inhabit love songs. But they?re sprites 
not seraphim. The angel that up-ended
Jacob had sturdy calves, moist hairy armpits, 
stout loins to serve the god whom she befriended,

and was adept at wrestling. She wore 
a cobra like a girdle. Yet his bone
mending he spent some several tedious weeks
marking the bed they?d shared, with a great stone.