A somewhat heterodoxical credo, it would seem. Newly revised (February 2018).




Credo

God is Francis of Assisi,
God is Francis of Buenos Aires,
God is the school of fish to which St Anthony preached,
God is the woman I knew in college,
God is Reverend Peggy,
God is the sage counsel of Erin,
God is light snow glazing the felled tree-branches in Cooke's Hollow,
God is ice on the rocks in the old mill brook,
God is the sparrow announcing grace with the quick tips of his wings,
God is Gerard Manley Hopkins, God is Emily Dickinson,
God is Dante remembering Beatrice, 

God is women and men on the Number 15 bus,

God is the aging beret'd professor reciting Akhmatova in the Café Pamplona,
God is the poetry of Francis Thompson,
God is the fire and force through the fuse of Dylan Thomas,
God is one leaf falling through the autumn sky of Cummings,
God is Miss Marianne Moore the Presbyterian Confucius,
God is Theodore Roethke, luminous and sane,
God is the small wrinkled dynamo of Calcutta,
God is the lady who liked the way I read at holy Mass,
God is the guy I'm tempted to call a nitwit,
God is the lobsterman drowned in a tempest of ocean,
God is Roxbury, God is Arlington, God is East Boston,
God is coffee beside the laptop,
God is Amanda the barkeep dancing to Patsy Cline.





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-02-03 at 09:58

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
The most inclusive Credo I’ve ever read.
2018-02-03


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
If you are of that frame of mind, He must be all of these things.
2017-06-22


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I like your God. :)
Ashe
2017-06-21


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Tom!
For at least you all of the above were are true!
Ken
2017-06-21