Call them forth,
Call them forth,
From the passive past.
The soothsayers and truthsayers
The yeasayers and naysayers
The foretellers and forthtellers
Scanning the skies,
Hoping for the horizon,
Acting out the plan,
Signing forth the ban
Boon or bane
Commendation or condemnation
Blessing or curse,
Let them wrap their mantles
’Round their hoary heads
and cry: “Thus saith the Lord”
Once more.