Custom Search

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Disappointed at Greenbelt

http://alcuinbramerton.blogspot.co.uk/2005/08/disappointed-at-greenbelt.html
Alcuin Bramerton Twitter .. WikiLeaks Master Mirror Sites .. #1ab archive
Alcuin Bramerton profile ..... Index of blog contents ..... Home .....#1ab



No longer young,

She makes her way
To the Greenbelt Festival
At Cheltenham Racecourse.

It is a sacred site;
Full of Celtic ghosts
And the sense of
Abiding loss.

In her mind
Is the hope
That she may be able
To rediscover
Something of the energy
Of spiritual fascism
Which so excited
Her internal juices
All those years ago
At university.

She is disappointed.

Plenty is happening
At Greenbelt,
But none of it has to do with
Energy,
Spiritual fascism,
Or internal fluidity.

What is happening
At Greenbelt
Is the spiritual self-congratulation
Of materialistic Middle England
As it tries to remember
What all the fuss was about
In the olden days
When angels seemed closer,
And Churchianity seemed more
Than just gender-posing,
And God existed
As a vital,
Immanent
And cosmetically expedient
Fashion accessory.

To be a survivor
At Greenbelt,
You have to be
An out-of-date
Post-evangelical.

And to be
An out-of-date
Post-evangelical,
You have to be
A card-carrying
Associate member
Of the human race
With a half-finished,
Unpublished
Thesis
On "God as Dolphin Mother."

It is all rather disappointing.

But, this year,
The intense quality
Of the disappointment
Is somehow
More gratifying

Than usual.






Greenbelt - the view from the Death Star

Greenbelt anti-pilgrimage

My name is God and these are My instructions

An emerging spirituality for The New Age of Aquarius

Weblog spirituality

Men make such hopeless priests

Why is church so serious?

More Norfolk koans

Index of blog contents

Labels: , , , , , , ,

1 Comments:

Anonymous vera said...

Ah yes.
I see whatya mean now.....

1:35 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home