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 the Reverend Peggy,
God is the sage counsel of Erin,
God is the light snow glazing the felled tree-branches in Cooke's Hollow,
God is the 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 the women and men on the Number 15 bus,

God is the aging beret'd professor reciting Akhmatova in the Café Pamplona,
God is the glimpses of glory in the poetry of Francis Thompson,
God is the fire and force through the fuse of Dylan Thomas,
God is the one leaf falling through the autumn sky of Cummings,
God is Miss Marianne Moore the Presbyterian Confucius,
God is the luminous sanity of Theodore Roethke,
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 the cup of coffee beside the laptop,
God is Robyn the barkeep serving up rusty nails.





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 Iíve 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