Hans Ostrom

Gold Star - 4,719 Points (1954 / California)

Saint Anonymous - Poem by Hans Ostrom

I pray to Saint Anonymous,

a martyr without publicity.

Anon's the patron saint

of the perplexed, who never

quite manage to move past

confusion to reach rudimentary

theological questions, let alone

answers. When I pray to St.

Anonymous, I imagine a mildly

fretful face staring at me,

suggesting neither comfort nor

salvation but not-so-merely

sympathy, which is the most

of what's available given

the circumstances in which we

the perplexed find ourselves.

hans ostrom 2018

Topic(s) of this poem: faith, prayer, sympathy, theology

Form: Couplet

Comments about Saint Anonymous by Hans Ostrom

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/23/2018 3:47:00 PM)

    Saint Anonymous who do not like publicity is a fine poem.. highlighting an idea of humility. a fine spiritual poem. tony (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2018

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