Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

Short Poems 25


Dr William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) was an American poet. Red Wheel barrow is his most anthologised. Both poems are examples of imagism. More on WCW here.

Red Wheel Barrow by William Carlos Williams

so much depends
upon
a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

This is just to say by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gary,
Just discoverd your site while looking for info on Walter C Smith. I am interested in finding more of his poems for inclusion in a Kindom Arts profile (If you have sources, please let me know.)

Kirk Jordan
mightyworks@cyberback.com (Conway, Arkansas USA)

Ps. If you would like to recieve my weekly send, featuring my photos and poems, just let me know.

Gary Brady said...

Nice to met you (virtually) Kirk. I'm sorry I'm not your man for WCS. Hope you make some progress.