April 18, 2011

Christendom Review Up

Fine issue here with a rich poetry section that included:
Astronomers
Thomas DeFreitas

Some like to study distant galaxies;
Some like to look at Jupiter and Mars:
I tell you, though, this young black woman’s eyes
Could make astronomers forget the stars.

Gods and Politics

Lee Evans

We have so much in common, you and I;
Yet not enough, it seems, to make us friends.
The music, books and politics should end
In an intense communion of our lives,
Instead of this indifference that belies
The interests that we separately pursue.
Not even our religious creed can fuse
Our wills together—what does that imply?
“All things are led by thought”: this much is so;
But just a thought is not enough to share,
Unless its current joins all lives that flow
Toward the same great ocean: Loving care
Unites us more than only thought can do,
Though all our gods and politics refuse.

Bill Luse also has a fine piece in thus edition.

3 comments:

William Luse said...

Hey, thanks for linking to the issue.

TS said...

That Lee Evans was a cool new find.

William Luse said...

I think he's an old friend of Barnett's. I'll check.