Saturday, 29 December 2012

Day 190: Magic Making


Does truth lie in magic? Maybe. And can stories be true? Of course.


Carol - Kit Wright

When Man Anthropomorphic
Gave all the creatures speech,
And Music-makers Orphic
Enchantment lent to each,
They made a game of magic
Within their children's reach.


It seemed the human thing to do:

They never thought that it was true.

And when the catastrophic
Obtruded on their days,
They shaped a philosophic
Account for their malaise:
They harmonised the tragic
In lots of different ways.


It seemed the human thing to do:

They never thought that it was true.

And when they sought exemption
From Death's unswerving law,
As agent of redemption
They laid a child in straw,
The son of their Oppressor,
To cherish and adore.


It seemed the human thing to do:

They never thought that it was true.

But when the world about them
Filled with such whopping lies
They could not fail to doubt them,
They found, to their surprise,
The tale of their Redresser,
They viewed with different eyes.


Compared to all the other stuff,

The tale was more than true enough.

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