20 October 2012


We have been reminded of the  so-called "seven deadly sins" since Early Christian times. Used as a vehicle for religious flagellation, and suppression of sinful congregations, they are of course: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Oh Lord, please forgive me for all of these sins have tormented my mortal soul - churning in my head like a lethal broth - weak and unworthy sinner that I am!

Anyway, just as a variant on my normal blogging activity, I have decided to set myself a little challenge - to write a poem for each of the seven deadly sins - not all at once. Just one at a time. Today I start with envy. And for each poem there will naturally be a picture:-
"Envy Plucking the Wings of Fame" by François-Guillaume Menageot (1744- 1816)

Magazine lives
Celebrity restaurants
And filmstar wives
Automatic gates
Gliding over gravel
Horses in paddocks
Business class travel
That pauper
With heaven in his eyes
Looking through the bullshit
Immune from all these lies.


  1. EARL GRAY That might happen later today by the sound of it!

  2. Brilliant Yorkshire Pudding - you have a gift!

    Anna :o]

  3. Very nice.

    Looking forward to the next one.

  4. That is an interesting task to set yourself and if your rendition of the first is anything to go by, I look forward to the rest.

  5. HYPER-CRITICAL Praise indeed coming from someone who is so hypercritical! Thank you Anna.
    LOIS Thank you Lois but I am not sure if "nice" is a positive judgement or not.
    HIPPO Thanks Maurice. You may be my alter ego in the lust poem...or maybe greed?


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