if we’d all just rock the cradle of our sex
softly, without worrying whether the floorboards
creak beneath, these mornings wouldn’t be so
before the sheets. before the entanglements of leg
and lip, those toes that curl when kissed. restore it all.
get back to the smooth wail of the body
this next time is the first time. pure as the moons
hidden in your teeth. the milk of your eyes. touch me
as if I don’t know what it means. as if you’re the only one
I’ve ever loved.
Peter Damian, an eleventh-century monastic leader and Church reformer, has received a modest place in the historiography of early medieval philosophy because of his little tract De divina omnipotentia. In this work, Damian treats two questions related to the limits of divine power: can God restore virginity to a woman who has lost it, and, can God change the past?
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy