• From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 18:03:58 -0600

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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