W-where am I? Wh-who am I?' And so did irritation. 'Who is doing this to me!? WHO?!'
I’d never heard music like this before, Such loft voices, masculine and clear, And magisterial- - Credo, Gloria and Sanctus. I had never known till then, Felt and though, such sure serenity, Blood into Christ, wine to his blood, and time Existed only in the Rome of squares And shops and fountains. (557) The speaker in “Easter Vigil and Mass” similarly responds to “The Blessing of new fire,” “the church with the covers on statues removed,” “And the Paschal the centre of the world.” The poem is organized around her impressionistic response to the liturgical symbols of the Easter Mass. Catholic dogma gains emotional strength by being transformed into the shared symbolic system of the Mass. The symbols are a way of establishing relationships