Thursday, September 21, 2017

The poet as saint …

 Poet Robert Lax found what he needed in the circus - The Buffalo News. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

One slight correction: It was John the Evangelist, not John of the Cross who lived on Patmos and the Book of Revelation.


  1. "Thomas Merton, who became the most prolific Catholic scholar and writer of his century".

    Was Merton in fact a scholar? And if "prolific" measures output, I dare say that somewhere some Catholic writer, good or bad, outdid him.

    But I should read the book.

  2. I wondered about that, too. Ronald Knox wrote quite a bit, probably more than Merton. Better, too.