Thursday, 18 February 2016

Enlightenment


Who's
going
to drive
the
cabs

and
who's
going to
shave
the

kebabs?
O
give
 these
folks

Enlightenment

as Elmer Gantry
Said oft.


11 comments:

  1. Elmer Gantry is the evangelist, baptist, methodist preacher in Sinclair Lewis's 1928 novel, still valid today. There was a film of the same name starring Burt Lancaster around 1960 but it covered only 100 pages of the 450 page novel said to be the best study of hypocrisy since Voltaire.

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    1. Why be happy when you could be normal is too.

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    2. Happiness is 2-0 after ten minutes.

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    3. Football is a moment of happiness in your life. Enjoy it. Arsene Wenger.

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  3. I read Elmer Gantry (long ago - I love thick books), but did not see the movie. As your poem - and the novel - shows: God is in business.

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    1. If Adam and Eve had eaten the snake instead of the fruit things might be different . . .

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  4. Yes Gwil - they still do great bacon butties at Devil's Bridge.

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    1. Motor bikers are addicted to them.

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