Sunday, March 29, 2009

Creature of the Light Nº9



EDIT: Excuse me, the frog has a crooked eye, beside other parts of his body, so the camera was pointing who knows where; it's corrected down here:



My faith
is a great weight
hung on a small wire,
as doth the spider
hang her baby on a thin web,
as doth the vine,
twiggy and wooden,
hold up grapes
like eyeballs,
as many angels
dance on the head of a pin.

God does not need
too much wire to keep Him there,
just a thin vein,
with blood pushing back and forth in it,
and some love.
As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.
So if you have only a thin wire,
God does not mind.
He will enter your hands
as easily as ten cents used to
bring forth a Coke.


Anne Sexton, "Small wire".

6 comments:

Deb said...

An intricate centipede nestling a perfect marble (or billiard ball). This one is really brilliant. That marble is magical!

runnerfrog said...

Maybe the insect is a marble tee from another dimension, you know, like a golf tee on this one.

itzktb said...

I like your crooked qualities.

runnerfrog said...

You're the one who appreciate them the most.

Christina said...

well, this reminds me of baseball.

and I.... miss... you... too.

:)
C

runnerfrog said...

Which base? :-)
I wonder if there's anything that doesn't reminds you of baseball, anyway.
And I forgot to say "So... much... little C., so... much.".