Sonnet: Saint Paul, King Solomon, And Dante---Each

Saint Paul, King Solomon, and Dante---each

of you composed deep lines of farthest reach.

Your words traced the contours and compass of

our God, Whose very essence is all Love.

Your testimonies never fail, despite

some disbelievers' wishful slur or slight.

The monstrous ego of this present time

prefers---the horrible to the sublime;

prefers---to taint the pure with grimmest stain;

prefers---to crush all pleasure into pain.

The greatness of your thought, in faith and trust

will stand when lurking perverts are dead dust.

They are like piss-ants, grubbing for an hour

beneath the shadow of your lofty tower.





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