Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday is for Words (& sometimes pictures): John Updike

Remembering Christ together at Union Center,
Good Friday 2011
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from Seven Stanzas of EasterJohn Updike:Let us not mock God with metaphor,
analogy, sidestepping transcendence;
making of the event a parable, a thing painted in the faded credulity
of earlier ages:
let us walk through the door.
Let us not make it less monstrous,
for in our own convenience, our own sense of beauty,
lest, awakened in one unthinkable hour,
we are embarrassed by the miracle,
and crushed by remonstrance.
--ht: thank you for posting this poem in its entirety today, Continuum!

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