Category Archives: Religion

Smaller than the pebbles drowned sea moist

An agnostic yet I need my God For many parts of life cannot be voiced Without the sacred language, I learned of. More a place  and less a cruel Rod Willing us to have the rights of choice An agnostic … Continue reading

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But gold or diamonds glorify the bed.

When ancient peoples sacrificed to god They offered up the best of what they had. The king’s own son would be the frequent choice As insulting a god was seen as vice. And when a man goes courting for a … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt

  http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish   The Jewish Writings is a collection of Arendt’s articles and essays written between 1932 and 1966. For this reviewer, they come as a revelation. I had never understood, exactly, the mental road Arendt traveled to get to … Continue reading

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It might confuse the cat in bed.

  Pray, Father,I give you my blessing That’s the wrong way round.Never mind,Tell me your original sins. We don’t have to confess those surely.We are born like that. I mean I am fed up with boring sins like theft and … Continue reading

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It’s not quite infidelity

My husband had never looked less livid As he died down in old A and E. His colour was vivid His hair was  all withered He cried,Where the hell do  I be?   I said,you’re in bed with a lady … Continue reading

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God’s sacred smile

    http://home.btconnect.com/mike.flemming/   We dwelled inside a sphere of holy love Which we and angels shared for just a while Where our below is linked to  heaven above To  cradle us inside God’s sacred smile. This state of grace … Continue reading

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Religion and extended metaphors

  http://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/behind-the-poem/sarah-roby-asks-where-we-in-a-secular-society-we-locate-our-church/ Quote: Reading poetry has since restored my faith in metaphor and how it can extend deeply and cleanly over individual poems, sequences and collections. While writing ‘The Recurrency of Peter Body’, I was interested in exploring the connection … Continue reading

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In the depths

I have found God in the depths Where with kindness he surrounds those who’ve wept But he makes no demands As his Love understands To the paths of our own truths we’ve kept

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A wonderful word is coercion

A  wonderful word is coercion On it I cast no aspersions. But to coerce is not good, Force unwithstood Is not what will grow our nasturiums.   Sometimes our will is a force But virtue can’t come just by choice. … Continue reading

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