Clerihew(s) for the Cardinal

by Kim on September 19, 2010

Pace the pope, here is Auden, the master:

Cardinal Newman
Was being only human
When he dreamed of panning
The latest tract by Cardinal Manning.

And here is my poor quasi-clerihewical update.

Cardinal Newman
Wasn’t at his own exhuming,
Nor does his miracle,
For all the panegyricals,
Pass muster as empirical,
So a saint
He ain’t.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Pam 09.19.10 at 11:08 pm

I like two things (especially) about Mary McKillop, Australia’s “saint-in-waiting”.
1. She was at one time ex-communicated.
2. A woman who stood up to her “superiors”, lived out her calling to educate children and cared for the poor and marginalised.

2

Frank 09.20.10 at 2:22 am

You’re an asshole.

3

Kim 09.20.10 at 7:32 am

Frank,
Thanks.
That I am below
I’ll take as a No.

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