Friday, April 10, 2009

Not Safe, Not Tidy

He said:
'How dare you wrap God up
in good behavior, and tell the poor that they
should be like you?
How can you live at ease
with riches and success,
while those I love go hungry
and are oppressed?
It really is for such a time as this
that I was given breath.'
His words were dangerous,
not safe or tidy.
from "In Declaration of a Dream" by Caedmon of Whitby (?-680)

1 comment:

claire bangasser said...

Why do you think so few people seem to notice how 'dangerous' his words are?
As always thank you.