Sunday, June 03, 2012

Your Sunday Muse

From, Love Poems from God; Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, Daniel Ladinsky, ed.  This one by St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)


            All has been consecrated.
    The creatures in the forest know this,

the earth does, the seas do, the clouds know
          as does the heart full of

    Strange a priest would rob us of this

       and then empower himself
               with the ability
         to make holy what
                already was.


Alon Perlman said...

Thanks for more musement Ann. Simple and beautiful. Universal timeless and modern.
St. Catherine? Hmmm… Time to pull the old Wikipedia down from the top shelf,
blow the dust off the cover and crack it’s gilded leather bound spine.

On the face of it, a simple return to the message of the lord and an excisem from priestly dominion.

Ah here it is; The female St. Francis. Repentance and renewal through a total love for God.
What’s this?
“Convinced Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome” and “Convinced nobles and cardinals of Pope Urban’s legitimacy?” That makes sense, though; it’s hard to get canonized by preaching away from institutionalized religion.

As Avril of Avignon may say “life’s so consecrated”.

This all seems to have to do with a very Old School Turf war.
And I do mean Turf war
And I do mean Old School
And I do mean OG
And I do mean; like the OPP
As in Original Gangsta and Original Venice Ghetto
Other People’s Popes hanging in the Old Popes’ Palace.

So, don’t ask Saint Cathy, don’t you ask St. Alice
Just let me tell you now, about this time of malice

It was a Papal succession, as a matter of fact
You say what is this now? I’ll say it was that.

In the thirteen seventies, the radio carried nothing but
And you can just call it; The Popester Saint Rap

Do I kiss this dudes ring, Should he bend on his knees
This one’s dedicated y’all, to all my fallen P’s

Now let me tell ya, let me tell ya bout dis
There was this dude, Vicedomino de Vicedominis

Tried to be Gregory Eleven, got it into his head.
Went to bed at seven , next morning woke up all dead

This is how it started, and this is how it all went
East Church byzantine breakout was a much smaller rent

This one they ended calling the Great Western Schism
Most K-Otic rift to happen in all Catholicism.

The Roman church was in its French displacement
International relations were like some crack house basement

Whose is da boss, and whose is the hizzum?
This pope-anti pope had this whole different rhythm

Waycliffe John laid down “On Civil Dominion”
Jhonnes Klenkoka’s playing his Decadecon

Holla out Heretical calling for new reformation
Showing major disrespect or just another opinionation

Avignon Seven, calling Pope to Pope.
War of eight saints now, what’s the dope

One Boniface runs Rome, but then there are two
Benedict rules Florentine, flashing colors at you.

Then three Popes duekin it, whose left alive?
The last one standing was Urban Five.

That’s how it went down, that how it was
Don’t ask me “why?”, it was just because.

Churadogs said...

And nothing changes, if you see the latest scandal out of the Vatican: purloined accounts, missing letters, dueling cardinals making like the Borgias, all intriguing behind the arras.

Alon Perlman said...

Yup. Couple hours ago- A random thought popped in, "The Borgias next". Were you transmitting? Still can't get over how close Ex-Cardinal Ratzinger facial expression looks to Emperor Palatin. (or someone in the series). I didn't follow through on a research/ publishing project but he seriously undid John Paul 2's acceptance of Darwin's theory ( And who could not love a Pope named after half the Beatles)
Bring back the Polish pope!

Or the internationally revered Pope of my youth Paul VI( well birth control -but what do you expect).
Bring them back, unless Ecco Homo, in which case Habemus Pabum.

Sewertoons AKA Lynette Tornatzky said...

Fascinating discussion! Love the poem and l-o-v-e the rap!

Anonymous said...

Get a room, you two.