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Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2001

7-12 Student Poems/Gleeson

July 12, 2001

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He takes a taste of venom.

Material matters lie discarded,

As he reaches for a divine bleakness.

Faith's gnarled features are masked

Behind a cloak of velvet.

On a billowing murk of filth,

It rides across the world.

Blindly, from the tureen of faith,

We all taste venom.

-- by Ben Gleeson, inspired by John Flaxman's "Thomas Chatterton Taking the Bowl of Poison from the Spirit of Despair"

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