Lovely turn, that last stanza, Lawrence...
On 2012-03-02, at 4:15 AM, Lawrence Upton wrote:
> Elidius walks in the water, ankle deep.
> “You see,” he says now, some time on, “I am
> a man like you. That’s all. I am not God.
> Not even his beloved son. A man.
> I cannot put by the way that Nature works.
> We are all part of its kind. Let us pray.”
> That moment, however, we wondered faintly
> why he was paddling in the sea, shouting
> whatever it was. I have read it since.
> Lawrence Upton
> Visiting Fellow, Music Dept,
> Goldsmiths, University of London
> New Cross, London SE14 6NW
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Continuations (with Sheila E Murphy)
The day will come when this will be given as a curious illustration of the blindness of preconceived opinion.