[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Twofer

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 15:41:43 -0700

On May 23, 2010, at 3:25 PM, Mike Geary wrote:

"god was in exceptional form"

:  )  wonderful, totally unexpected line.

Mike Geary

I'm glad you like it because, in that roundabout way of inspiration, the poem began as a response to this; I heard "pissed" in the English rather than the American sense:

God doesn't hear us, of course,
not through all those choruses
of singing angels,
He thinks we take for granted
dawn and all of that.
He's pissed.
It'll be a hot summer.

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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