The Patricia and Emmett Robinson Prize
Spring 2015
Charles Watts


	“If matter were to disappear
	space and time alone
	would remain behind
	as a kind of stage
	for physical happening”

	Albert Einstein
darkness has covered the earth
and all the over and under worlds
are at peace

there are no shepherds
no flocks to feed
no salt to rub in wounds

no lord to sanctify
sinner to purify
comfort hope joy

unto us silence
our yoke is easy

on an empty stage
behold a virgin
shall conceive
©2015 Charles Watts