Theology, or: Perspective

My 2nd Clogyrnach

A narrative poem

My God's far beyond my beyond
But to his presence I respond
Oft He shows His love
Light streams from above
My beloved
I'm so fond

He drops flakes of manna for me
Showering generosity
Towards them I swim
Towards the Great Rim
My tears brim
So meekly

He defies imagination
Gills quiver with adoration
He knows ev'rything
Accepts all I bring
My Sea King
You're the One


Poetics: Exploring the Narrative Voice

This poem is my response to the most recent d’Verse prompt, which encourages us to write a poem in the voice of a fictional character. It can be any character you like, and you can introduce it in your own voice if you choose, but the main body of the poem must be in the voice of your character. If you wish, you can write a dramatic monologue; or create a spirit voice through whom your poem speaks. The choice is yours: experiment with fiction in your poetry.

83 thoughts on “Theology, or: Perspective”

  1. Very skilful – to convey unquestioning faith in the voice of a goldfish via a difficult poetic form! Great stuff.

  2. It’s all about how we perceive things in the end 🙂 this is sheer poetic brilliance! 💝💝

  3. David, I am puzzled – I found your text with the fish image on someone else’s web site – I only came to it because they commented on something I said (which I have deleted for other reasons). It gave the impression they had authored it – underneath a link to your site. It may be something I am not getting but the site made me squeamish and the concept of re-theologising certainly put me off. Probably no need for action on my part, but I thought I’d share it.

    1. re-blogging is something that I allow other bloggers to do – there’s a button at the bottom of my blog posts to make it easy for ppl to do… From my perspective, as long as they credit me & link back to the original post, it’s fine. Thanks for looking out for me, Barbara.


        1. In the grand scheme of things, reblogging in that manner may bring some additional readers to my blog… so I actually appreciate it ❤ – and that individual did not claim credit for my work – he was clearly "reblogging" my content with a link to the full post.

          Thanks again, Barbara. I am glad to have friends looking out for me!


          1. mmh David, not sure I was looking out for you tbh, for one that would be a bit patronising. I was just following my instinct.

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