Liza Sud


Anti-Sodom - Poem by Liza Sud

She called me Kronstadt Judah,
anti-Sodom betrayal.
But nothing I will pay her
for her offensive regal.

Called me Judas from Kronstadt,
but herself was a thief.
 And five years I have with the soul of a Dutchman
 sail in bottomless seas!

Topic(s) of this poem: religious


Comments about Anti-Sodom by Liza Sud

  • Daniel Brick (8/15/2016 12:32:00 AM)


    The language of this poem is extremely tight, wound up like a spring threatening to unravel. But it doesn't because it ends in penance for whatever wrong has been committed. The speaker is being accused not just of a sin of the flesh but of hypocrisy. No defense is offered to dispel the guilt. Rather the speaker takes on the suffering of the Flying Dutchman until that painful wandering purges her soul of its guilt. This poem affirms the need to take responsibility for one's failings but it is imbued with trust in God's eventual forgiveness. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015



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