A Farm Picture

Poem By john tiong chunghoo

a christian poet reading
a page of the koran
and all taken up by how god
himself could be so emotionally
worked up by the beauty
of the cattle walking in a line
on a plain, admiring, appreciating
his own creation
well men were created in his likeness
how wrong they have taken this likeness
to mean only appearances
but god fumes, curses, kills,
sometimes whole cities
all over the bibles, and if you like the koran
a christian poet lost in the lines
all about an entity, an entity
brighter than light, more eminent
than all the intelligences put together

inspired by

A Farm-Picture
THROUGH the ample open door of the peaceful country barn,
A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding;
And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.
Walt Whitman

Comments about A Farm Picture

This is a terrific poem, John. You used Whitman as a starting point but went way beyond anything he was talking about. A minor suggestion: Remove the word 'Narcissism? ' It is unneeded as it is already suggested. That would also improve the flow. Otherwise, really really good.


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