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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