[lit-ideas] Re: SUNDAY POEM

  • From: "Stan Spiegel" <writeforu2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 14:26:41 -0400

Hey! I've nothing to say either, though I DO like analyzing poetry but Mike
doesn't like my doing it, so I won't. I still enjoyed it.

Stan
Portland, Maine

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From: "Judy Evans" <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 2:06 PM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: SUNDAY POEM


> Amazing (thank you, Mike) I was poised to complain that you hadn't
> posted a Sunday poem!
>
> I've nothing to say really (except thank you) because I don't like
> analysing poetry.
>
> Sunday, May 15, 2005, 6:47:01 PM, Mike Geary wrote:
>
> MG> OF RAVAGES AND THINGS
>
> MG> Inflexible morality of the miserable:
> MG> at least that if no more, ought through their creeds.
> MG> The ligatures of all beliefs I am here to untie.
>
> MG> There are rich and powerful men
> MG> who at this very moment are plotting to kill you.
> MG> They don't know your name.
> MG> If they did,
> MG> you wouldn't be on their list.
>
> MG> Rumi makes me wish I were of his Islam,
> MG> Francis of Assisi of his Christianity,
> MG> Basho and Saigyo, that I could, like them, let go.
> MG> Lao Tsu -- would that I could follow through.
> MG> But I'm stuck with me and a sometimes gouty knee.
>
> MG> 'Resplendent' -- the world of the wealthy.
> MG> Private Security stands guard.
> MG> The police stand guard.
> MG> And the National Guard
> MG> and the Navy
> MG> and the Army
> MG> and the Air Force
> MG> and the CIA
> MG> and the NSA
> MG> and the ASA
> MG> and the DIA
> MG> and the NMIA
> MG> and the NRO
> MG> and the FBI.
> MG> It takes a lot of intelligence to keep the poor poor.
>
> MG> Had Jesus laughed just once,
> MG> I might have followed him with love.
> MG> But he never saw the infinite humor of
> MG> the poor admiring the wealthy.
> MG> He was no God.
>
> MG> So here it is another Sunday,
> MG> church bells reproaching me:
> MG> "God wants you!" they say.
> MG> But I'm a conscientious objector, I plea.
> MG> The Devil laughs most heartily,
> MG> "Yes, as conscientious as a beer joint.
> MG> For thirty years you've relived the ending of Zabriskie Point
> MG> like a sacrament."
> MG> OK, it's true.  Second only to the swivey hips
> MG> I ache for the Apocalypse.
>
>
>
>
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