The Hound of Heaven: A Modern Adaption [*POETRY*]

For the few . .

LD:  This beautifully recited  prose poem is much more than a modern “adaption” of The Hound of Heaven, the famous poem written by Victorian religious poet Francis Thompson (1859-1907), which you will find in most anthologies of English poetry.

This particular take on the original poem is essentially an atmospheric evocation or reflection by a modern poet on the same themes that obsessed Francis Thompson throughout his short life: the frantic quest for God and meaning in the urban wasteland of contemporary life:

I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own own mind; and in the mist of tears
I hid from him, and under running laughter.

T.S. Eliot, another religious poet nourished on the rich cultural roots of Christianity, but also steeped in Buddhist and Vedantic mysticism, would have been moved  by the pensive musings and existential angst of this beautiful video poem. [LD]

 VIDEO   :   16 mins

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  1. Speaking of hound dogs, Sista Lucy must be in Ecstasy today, that’s because today is SPY Wednesday on the liturgical calendar of Holy Week, and Sista Lucy LERVS to SPY on everybody! She thinks SPY Wednesday on the Holy Week liturgical calendar is , lol, the day we honor and pay homage to her and her fellow spies, the ubiquitous spies, hound dog b*tches. Everybody is , lol, paying homage to Sista Lucy today because Lucy is a SPY so she’s in Ecstasy! You know what they say : Every dog has its’ day!

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