famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

The Church On Comiaken Hill Analysis

Author: poem of Richard Hugo Type: poem Views: 25

Sponsored Links

for Sydney Pettit

The lines are keen against today's bad sky

about to rain. We're white and understand

why Indians sold butter for the funds

to build this church. Four hens and a rooster

huddle on the porch. We are dark

and know why no one climbed to pray. The priest

who did his best to imitate a bell

watched the river, full of spirits, coil

below the hill, relentless for the bay.

A church abandoned to the wind is portent.

In high wind, ruins make harsh music.

The priest is tending bar. His dreams have paid

outrageous fees for stone and mortar.

His eyes are empty as a chapel

roofless in a storm. Greek temples seem

the same as forty centuries ago.

If we used one corner for a urinal,

he wouldn't swear we hadn't worshipped here.

The chickens cringe. Rain sprays chaos where

the altar and the stained glass would have gone

had Indians not eaten tribal cows

one hungry fall. Despite the chant,

salmon hadn't come. The first mass

and a phone line cursed the river.

If rain had rhythm, it would not be Latin.

Children do not wave as we drive out.

Like these graves ours may go unmarked.

Can we be satisfied when dead

with daffodils for stones? These Indians--

whatever they once loved or used for God--

the hill--the river--the bay burned by the moon--

they knew that when you die you lose your name.


Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!

Most common keywords

The Church On Comiaken Hill Analysis Richard Hugo critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. The Church On Comiaken Hill Analysis Richard Hugo Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique The Church On Comiaken Hill Analysis Richard Hugo itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 65
Poetry 16
Poetry 5
Poetry 100
Poetry 177
Poetry 171
Poetry 181
Poetry 12
Poetry 77
Poetry 116
Poetry 113
Poetry 84
Poetry 5
Poetry 119
Poetry 208
Poetry 85
Poetry 94
Poetry 117
Poetry 102
Poetry 121