Monday, November 08, 2010

'Jesus' by Novica Tadic

Our Jesus
Our Jesus a pincushion

I like this poem because each line builds on the last.
I like this poem because it’s simply constructed, like a cross.
I like the three of it: 1) Jesus, 2) Jesus defined by our possession of Him, 3) His pincushionness.
I like this poem’s three also because of the trinity.
Another three would be the three nails that went into Jesus.
I like how this poem is actually about voodoo.
I like how Jesus makes Himself useful.


Kathleen said...

I like it, too, and all your comments. I like how Jesus is hilarious here. I have to imagine he'd like it, too.

For me, this also resonates with a new sitcom, Raising Hope, with an adorable baby in it who was given a voodoo doll of Al Roker with pins in it. She put it immediately in her mouth.

I reassured my daughter that there was a baby wrangler there to save the baby.

ArtSparker said...

Nice gloss.

From what I've heard, he was nothing if not useful/helpful in many areas.

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