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I Thought of Donne

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I thought of   Donne, and how the pride must war —
Of  Manley Hopkins, godlier by far,
His filial bemusement death and birth
Counting the spots of   God on this, God's earth.

And then, asleep, I dreamed of  Henry Ford
Wandering beardless down orchestral ways
Of  factories. A patriarchal lord,
Counting his beads of  praise.

Source: Poetry (October 2007)

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