Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Reading About Evolution While Listening to Lou Reed

Reading About Evolution While
Listening to Lou Reed
© 2006 Jon Trott

Ten billion years, give or take a few million or so
It took a good God’s patience to let things die and grow
I feel her arms around me, I kiss her lips so warm
And every bit of dust of me yearns for more

Up through primordial gasses came red-hot rock
Poured forth to make a mountain before there was a clock
And I feel the prayers within my heart rise with tears
I believe and cling to Christ through my half-gone years

DNA keeps spiraling; one cell to Abraham Lincoln
Animals and plants just live; humans can’t stop thinkin
And feeling and dreaming and loving themselves
Even though they don’t know who they are as well

Lou Reed and New York and significance found
Out to be non-reality unless the evolutionary ground
Is something more than less, ends in God and tenderness
Rather than nihilistic suck downward back, back… into dust.

And I feel the prayers within my heart rise with tears
I believe and cling to Christ through my half-gone years…
Everything that rises must converge.
Everything that rises must converge.


[Apologies to Charles Darwin, Tielhard de Chardin, Flannery O'Connor, and of course Lou Reed]

4 comments:

david king said...

That is one extremely cool verse.

Jon Trott said...

Gracias. And a clue to librarians and those who love them... this guy's blog is pretty cool in that way.

Ruinlach said...

Just found this blog. I don't think I'll agree with some of it, but it's interesting stuff.

*adds to bookmarks*

P.S. If you link through to my blog, be forewarned that I write mostly late at night or when I'm ticked off. :)

Jon Trott said...

Ruinlach,

Thanks for provisionary thumbs-up, which is really the most any of us should expect anyway. I checked your blog on Xanga... am I hopelessly behind times over here w/ blogger.com while so many others are doing Xanga or even Myspace? Inquiring minds want to know, or at least have a pretzel.

Blessed good Friday.