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Sonnet: Plea to a Rorschach God

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Sonnet: Plea to a Rorschach God

by John Kendall Hawkins

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All the noise. O hear my plea! All the noise.

All the noise in my head all of the time.

Perplexed angels of mercy, turned to crime,

can't turn back the visigoth's equipoise.

Rome's on fire, folks are haruspicating,

sifting through the pulled guts of Keats and Yeats

looking for answers. Consulting the Fates,

eyes aglow in the dark, nictitating.

I was a catholic child, saw the rose

at the heart of being, while Bach played soul --

a sad piped gestalt that made us feel whole

and we were tears of Jesus in repose.

The Golden Rule's enough, in principle,

but God's glad love is not invincible.

 

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No argument about the idea of a rorschach god but the image is a fractal, not a rorschach, which is a lot closer to my idea of god.

How about a poem on a fractal god?

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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You pulling my chain of being, Rob? Anyway, I've created a freaking fractal sonnet in your honor (image altered). Why, it's in the queue. Maybe you can expedite it to save the other bleeding sonnet.

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