Sunday, July 19, 2015

Baptism by the Book

Now and then you hold
in the hand a book
that, reading it, feels 
like a baptism.

Lila (by Marilynne Robinson)
deals with the crux of
the fix the upright 
beast finds itself in.

Ours is the quandary,
Can anyone be 
trusted?  This book I 
trust to tell the truth

about saying yes
to the universe
in the light of plight
and human hardship . . .

Robinson's stories don't lie.

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