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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Friday, 13 February 2009

A Poem about the Gerasene Swine

Here is a poem by Michael Willett Newheart from his book "My Name is Legion": The Story and Soul of the Gerasene Demoniac. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004. It is a study of Mark's version of the story using narrative criticism and psychological criticism. It also includes some poems. Here is one (NOTE: I cannot get the words to be spaced in the way that they should so you'll have to buy the book to see exactly what the poem should look like on the page)

gerasene pigs (mark 5:11-13)
oink oink oink

oink oink

OINK OINK OINK

OINKOINKOINKOINKOINKOINKOINKOINK

kersplash!

glub glub glub

glub glub

glub

(c) Michael Willet Newheart, 21st June 2002

1 comment:

eclecticchristian.com said...

Hi Robin,

Funny!

This is the second poem I have read about this passage.

The other one was just a wee bit longer, and quite moving. Check it out here.

Mike Bell