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Out for a Larkin

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Walk into a Catholic church, and tell me what you see
A dead man, pierced and naked, hanging from a tree
A God you’re told to worship, though he looks like you and me
A dead man, pierced and naked, hanging from a tree
An ad that sells you sorrow, with some pain thrown in for free
A dead man, whipped and bloody, hanging from a tree
And you wonder how, with such a pitch, it ever came to be
A dead man, whipped and bloody, hanging from a tree
Since no one’s seen a dead man rise since AD 33
A dead man, sent to save us, hanging from a tree

Comments

  1. What will survive of us is pseudonymous blog posts.

  2. Well, as they say – out for a Larkin, out for a Pound…

    Clara

    At sixteen she was a potential celebrity
    With a distaste for caresses.
    She now writes to me from a convent;
    Her life is obscure and troubled;
    Her second husband will not divorce her;
    Her mind is, as ever, uncultivated,
    And no issue presents itself.
    She does not desire her children,
    Or any more children.
    Her ambition is vague and indefinite,
    She will neither stay in, nor come ou

  3. Quin Finnegan says:

    “A Lark”
    That was a quite a conquest,
    the poor author of that aubade
    about waking in the dark,
    believing he’d go to prison.
    And did not. That’s not so bad.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Larkin's_Awkward_Day

  4. Rufus McCain says:

    The poem has power. Will it be included in Caterwauls & Doggerels?

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