Monday, March 15, 2010

To God or not to God

Latest poem from my friend, Stuart, written after a conversation we had the other night about whether 'God' is a noun or a verb (as you do...)

God the noun
thing unwrought
the unthinkable thought
the unbelievable something
the what
the is
the art
the can’t be
how on earth
pure being
just being
was to be
is that was
and will be
wholly noun

God the verb
is to do
was that does
will done
naked action
unclothed power
making causing essence
moving being breathing
wholly verb

God the undefined
this print
this page
your hands and eyes
your mind
thou and thee entwined
noun indeed
verb instead
you read


Anna said...

wow! i like!! sums Him/Her up pretty well...maybe he could write a poem about that?!

Soupy said...

Maybe I will... :)

In the meantime, have a looksie here when you get the chance.

Anonymous said...

I like the way the last line rhymes with both the previous two lines (noun and verb), and could be understood to be either a noun or a verb itself.

Kind of like saying that if you yourself can be a noun and a verb, then so can God.

Not a poem to be read out by the looks of it, since the last line has two different pronunciations.

Quality poem.