[lit-ideas] Re: FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL

Mike, you're welcome. But old Robert Graves would have been happy to have 
produced such a piece too. By the way, who's Laura Riding?

Stan Spiegel
revealing my blissful ignorance in
Portland, ME
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Geary 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 11:59 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL


  Thank you, Stan, I'm sure Robert Graves is turning over in his grave knowing 
that you thought he might have written that.  But then wouldn't the Majorca of 
his poetry cause everyone hadn't jumped out a window to do so?

  Thanks for the compliment though.

  Laura Riding
  Memphis





    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Stan Spiegel 
    To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 9:25 PM
    Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL


    Mike -

    Is that you or Robert Graves? Whoever it is, it's awfully good. Thank you 
for the poem. 

    Stan Spiegel
    Portland, ME

    ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Mike Geary 
      To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:03 PM
      Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL


      I'm Dreaming Of A White Goddess Christmas


      White Raiser, Red Reaper, Dark Winnower of Grain,
      Mother of Mountains, Dispenser of Rain,
      We offer you the blood of the king
      Your seas we seed with his semen still warm,
      We eat his flesh still fresh from your arms.

      Whether God is other people
      Or God is Other, people.
      Matters not to the Steeple,
      Where only your tithing can lessen God's writhing
      on the cross, or so sayeth the Boss.

      Saturnalia celebrated the killing of the King,
      a sacrifice that caused the return of Spring,
      now we celebrate the birth of one who will bring
      meaning to our death.
      But I'm not holding my breath. 



      Robert Graves
      from beyond the grave.

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