Thursday, April 28, 2011

Brian’s Reflection: Friday, April 29, 2011

A man is a god in ruins.

Duke Ellington; this great musician
and American icon was born on this
date, 1899, in Washington DC

A person is a deity in ruins.

-an inclusive elucidation, by B McHugh

ok. ok.
let’s give the “priestly gang”
affectionately knows as “P”
by biblical scholars
a hand for their tidiness
in organizing god’s handiwork
into seven days.

clap clap.

ah, but genesis two!
lumps of clay
fashioned by the divine
metaphorical hands
complete with genitals
which popes prudishly leaved
inflated with the divine breath
like a last-minute cpr of hope ..
and woman and man
open their eyes.

life infused by divine breath
which is metaphorically
god god’s self.

what grand images we have of god
so perfect so good so beautiful
so loving so just;
you’d think we’d have
come out better
but no, such a dim shadow
of all that perfection
and yet, and yet …

endearing. yes endearing
despite all the tattered ruins
of being woman, man.

the duke: a god in ruins
god love him.

and you. and me.


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