Theme: Religion

Alternative Religion

Today, I took a stroll down Oxford Street;
being Sunday, it was swimming with shoppers;
at last, religion was out of the way,
and life reduced to a practical level.
I sat down to lunch at Pret a Manger,
having paid the set price, exact change given,
remarking how honesty made all things
possible, and its celebration there;
the street shops emporiums of principle,
decorous behaviour, fashion itself
principled to please in attractive forms;
children, with the easy movement of flowers.
The apparent exclusion of God’s presence
yet the greater realised in principle
held among the variety of nations
represented there, the dream of religion.


More By  :  R. D. Ashby

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