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Monday, 25 March 2013

Of Popes and Prelates

A camel and
the eye of a needle
spring to mind when
popes and prelates
don sumptuous finery and
process gaily at
opulent gatherings
to mark their leadership of
those before whom
their Big Man
showed that humility
was the stuff of holiness.

© Andrew John

Eyewitness: Canterbury, UK

Andrew John has been writing poems on and off since the 1970s. He recently had the “Poem of the Week” on the Poetry Kit blog www.poetrykit.org


  1. Nice idea to keep it all
    wrapped up in
    a single sentence
    though I seriously doubt the
    targets ever saw a camel or
    needed a needle

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  3. The simplicity of your piece matches the simplicity of the man. Well done.

    E. R.

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