Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Re Alfred Tennyson - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Until finally becoming a vegetarian
I thought of plants as objects..
but as the layer of animal fat
over perceptions
slowly dissipated
senses did ignite
and plants were seen
aura'd by divine light

(Most often quoted is the third line of Tennyson's
Canto 56 within the poem 'In Memoriam AHH'.
The other three are omitted.)
Canto 56:
Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation's final law—
Tho' Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shriek'd against his creed.)

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Thank you to C J Box for quoting the whole canto rather than 1 line.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012

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