Just another Rainbow Christian's Blog

The Ball – a poem

  1. The Ball

As long as nothing can be known for sure
(no signals have been picked up yet),
as long as Earth is still unlike
the nearer and more distant planets,

as long as there’s neither hide nor hair
of other grasses graced by other winds,
of other treetops bearing other crowns,
other animals as well-grounded as our own,

as long as only the local echo
has been known to speak in syllables,

as long as we still haven’t heard word
of better or worse mozarts,
platos, edisons somewhere,

as long as our inhuman crimes
are still committed only between humans,

as long as our kindness
is still incomparable,
peerless even in its imperfection,

as long as our heads packed with illusions
still pass for the only heads so packed,

as long as the roofs of our mouths alone
still raise voices to high heavens–

let’s act like very special guests of honor
at the district-firemen’s ball
dance to the beat of the local oompah band,
and pretend that it’s the ball
to end all balls.

I can’t speak for others–
for me this is
misery and happiness enough:

just this sleepy backwater
where even the stars have time to burn
while winking at us

<i>~ Wislawa Szymborska ~</i>

<span style=”font-size: 172%;”>(View with a Grain of Sand, translated by S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh)</span>

<i>”If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another.”
<b>- Galatians 5:25-26</b></i>

“Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.”
<b>- Flannery O’Connor</b>


This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc.

This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

This material is distributed without profit

You may have noticed the increased amount of notices for you to notice. Some of our notices have not been noticed. This is very noticeable. It has been noticed that the responses to the notices have been noticeably unnoticed. This notice is to remind you to notice the notices and respond to the notices, because we do not want the notices to go unnoticed.

I trace the rainbow through the rain and see the promise is not in vain.

Every 3.6 seconds a real person dies from hunger somewhere in the world!!!
Feed a hungry person today:
<a href=”http://www.hungersite.com “>http://www.hungersite.com</a></b&gt;

<b>My YouTube Channel</b>
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/Ninure&#8221; target=”_top”>http://www.youtube.com/Ninure</a&gt;

<b>God is still speaking</b>
<a href=”http://www.stillspeaking.com”>http://www.stillspeaking.com</a&gt;

<b>John Mark Ministries</b>
<a href=”http://jmm.aaa.net.au/&#8221; target=”_top”>http://jmm.aaa.net.au/</a&gt;


Tell me what you REALLY think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: