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Sharon Olds - The Pope's Penis

It hangs deep in his robes, a delicate
clapper at the center of a bell.
It moves when he moves, a ghostly fish in a
halo of silver sweaweed, the hair
swaying in the dark and the heat -- and at night
while his eyes sleep, it stands up
in praise of God.

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Poet: Sharon Olds
Poem: The Pope's Penis

Comment 11 of 11, added on February 20th, 2014 at 12:17 PM.

love this poem. It is wierd, in fact. However, It concerns with religion. The Sky and the earth are far away, after all. He is a human being, just like me. My penis live its life, specially at night.

Jaime García Pulido from Colombia
Comment 10 of 11, added on December 3rd, 2011 at 2:55 PM.
For whom the bell tolls.

I love it./
It MOVES me/
to no End.

Regular Joe from United States
Comment 9 of 11, added on December 3rd, 2011 at 2:55 PM.
I love it.

I love it.
to no End.

Joe from United States

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