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Thursday, September 21, 2017

BATHROOM INSIGHTS-a poem [R, 9-21-17]

Bathrooms have often been the site of insight.
Martin Luther learned there, famously,
about letting go
to accept God’s grace,
a movement that begat
a movement
that changed the world.
I suspect that room is the setting,
or perhaps sitting,
of more insights than we hear about,
for it is surely unseemly
to mention that source,
even in an end note,
when celebrating some new thought
in story or song,
unless you are trying
to reform a religion.
But consider the pose
of Rodin’s famous statue
of “The Thinker,”
and ask yourself,
“Where did the sculptor
flush out that idea?”


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