Charlie Curry Poems

 

 

deconstructing the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

 

                                                                                    who do you say I am?” – Mark 7:9

 

 

 

consider tidy reason

 

equations --

if – and – therefore

display only that which can be articulated

 

the certainty of formulae

demotes unsettled issues

 

to the spaces between factors

where questions grow

 

 

 

 

 

or follow

written word down dusty steps

 

past fragrant paper in cracked

leather bound books

 

ancient narratives

stitched together

 

grey clay tablets                                                                                 

meanings fragmented, fluid

 

 

 

 

 

or heft tradition

 

heavy from time

brittle from practice

 

repetition met with nothing

resembles agreement

 

but does not quell the

whispering from shadows

 

 

 

 

 

let the questions drive you

let unlanguagable light

break in, lift out

 

(though they are ever drawn back

to the unfinished present

the massive heart

of the present ”)

 

 

let them   push you   forward

again and again:

the interrogative

that will not un-ask itself

 

 

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Charlie Curry is a founding member of Nerve Poets, a small group of poets and writers, since 2002.  He has published in a church magazine, The Herald, and on 2013, his poems appeared in the Minnesota Zoo quarterly newsletter. Charlie won the 2012 Dakota County Library Poetry Contest. He is a retired minister for the Community of Christ and continues to be active in interfaith activities in the Twin Cities

 

 

 

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