is language to advantage dressed,
What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed,"
The language also of imagination,
A tongue now foreign to the modern, "Christian" nation.
nor bought, nor sold, nor sought, nor read,
A tongue, like Latin, poetry is dead.
And why should poetry be so out of fashion
Since imagination is essential to compassion?
metaphoric turn of mind,
The ancient myths and bibles prove unkind.
Without compassion for His suffering and loss,
How meaningless the figure on the cross.
might a course in poetry
For literal-minded, fundamental Christians be?
Whose creed is Mammon resurrected, or
Take nothing from the rich and give it to the poor.