Treasure Island

James Hart

(21.06.53 / Grappenhall, Cheshire)

The Hazelnut


It’s a nut
It’s only a nut
It’s only a nut after all

No, it’s nut
It’s nut only a nut
It’s nut only a nut after all

Thus spoke Julian
The famous Julian of Norwich
It’s nut only a nut after all

And the 14th century mystic
She stared and she stared and she stared
And declared “I see 3 things”

In wrapt contemplation
The eyes of the mystic
Saw through the nut

Was she nuts herself?
Did she see not one nut,
But three nuts all in a row?

It’s a nut, nut, nut?
It’s only a nut, nut, nut
It’s only a nut, nut, nut, after all

Should she go to Specksavers?
Did she have triple vision?
Did she suffer from triple insight?

Was her mind so Trinitarian
That she saw everything in threes?
A trinity of nuts, of nuts, of nuts?

As she cracked it open
She said she learnt
These three important lessons:

“God made it
God loves it
God keeps it”


©2009
James Hart

Submitted: Friday, April 03, 2009
Edited: Saturday, April 04, 2009

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