Treasure Island

James Fenton


God, A Poem


A nasty surprise in a sandwich,
A drawing-pin caught in your sock,
The limpest of shakes from a hand which
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  • Bill (William) Phillips (4/14/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    Love it!
    I can almost hear his one time friend, Christopher Hitchens reciting it, with that characteristic dropp in pitch and amplitude at end of phrase. (Report) Reply

  • Peter Legur (2/10/2007 4:26:00 AM)

    Painful reminder that whatever we attribute to God, plus or minus, is our
    own feeble projection that will come back to haunt us. He is great or nothing, we are nothing but desperate posing. (Report) Reply

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