Sunday, April 09, 2006

The joke

If you are Andrew you will cry.
If the world gets kinder
Celebration is red hot kids
In real foolishness
As the dizzy hem of the dress
Spins our humanness is known
And we are lit up like cities
Where it is a mystery that the night
Is not the day when we do the dervish
So as to be still, so our sins are forgiven,
So that is good, so what?
We are human and that is what must be!
The one who would be the master
Of this world is cruel but not humorless.


Pat Paulk said...

Every day we live, breathe, talk, especially talk, our humaness is revealed. I sure hope He has a sense of humour!

Russell Ragsdale said...

We can't escape ourselves. I'm afraid he needs to be pretty understanding. The term too human has real meaning for me. I know you know what I mean, Pat. We both talk about this often in our poetry. Thanks for the great comment.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

You have to laugh as they say,the joke is on us I wonder if animals have a sense of humor? 'As the dizzy hem of the dress-spins our humanness' I love that line...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! I think that is my favorite line too. An interesting speculation Sue, I wonder if there is anything funny that happens in the animal world?