Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Elephant Trunk

I know that I am on a bit of a MacNeice trip at the moment but feel that the following short poem sums up nicely much of  my spiritual experience:

Elephant Trunk

Descending out of the grey
Clouds elephant trunk
Twitches away
Was not what I expected,
Joke it seemed to me;
'What about a levitation?' I had said,
Preening head for halo,
All alert, combed, sanctified,
I thank Thee, Lord, I am not like other men
Descending out of the grey
Clouds elephant trunk....

(and so ad nauseum)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that I've found this poem after first hearing at school 62 years ago. I feel so lucky to have had an English master with a sense of humour.