Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Grandeur of God

The world is charged with the grandeur of God
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Light comes
bouncing down
through deep green leaves
on a day exploding
with the grandeur of God

Cheery thoughts swirl
through my mind.

I smile at curly-haired
midgets in strollers.
Nod at the East Indian
construction workers
lounging around a cooler
on a much needed break.

An appreciation for the Lord,
His very good creation,
and all his beautiful creatures
swells up from the bottom of me.

By my ear
a rush of air
presses close.

A crow swoops
up to an overhanging branch.
A dive bomb ambush
aimed at the back of my head.
Damn crow!

Caws rain down.

Fuck you crow!
I’m trying to enjoy
the majesty and wonder
of a summer morning!
Leave me the hell alone,

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