God Is Not What You Imagine

The words that come to you tonight are not mine. Rather, I’d like you to enjoy the words of Neil Gaiman, my very favorite writer. And if you like those words, I recommend his haunting and brilliant short story collection: Trigger Warning.

“Don’t go digging in that graveyard for the kinds of old, the
mighty,
Or archbishops and their riches. They are guarded by Saint
Oran
Who will rise up from the gravedirt like the darkness, like
an otter,
For he sees the sun no longer. He will touch you,
He will taste you, he will leave his words inside you.
(God is not what you imagine. Nor is Hell and nor is Heaven.)”

Happy New Year, readers and friends. May 2016 bring you new words, new stories, and new imaginings.

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7 thoughts on “God Is Not What You Imagine

  1. i’ve had a lifelong wrestling match with belief. but as a poet, i think i have to keep an open mind. there is so much out there we just don’t know. i wish you a happy new year and lots more of your fine poetry.

    1. I have a wrestling match in my head every day. You are right: the cultivation of an open mind is the best way, perhaps the only way to live and think and write.

      Happy New Year to you, as well!

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