Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Francis And Aquinas - Poem by Saiom Shriver

They were never great fans of Thomas Aquinas,
the Dominican monk
who campaigned against the all inclusive
consciousness of Francis of Assisi
by writing that animals have no souls.

Ironically, Dominicans were founded by
Dominic, whose mother had a vision
that he would be a dog of God
(domini.... of God canis dog)

But before he died, after a vision, Thomas
recanted re his theological errors.

Topic(s) of this poem: animals

Poet's Notes about The Poem

There was a cartoon of a pastor
praying that those worthy be taken immediately
to heaven. The dog is beamed up and the pastor
stays below.

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Picture of Francis taming the maneating wolf of Gubbio

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

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