Darth Harley Recites a “Beauty” Poem

Harley stood nervously in front of his class and read out loud the quotation he had found:

** “In consequence, if the world is beautiful, that fact would be evidence for God’s existence.” (Swinburne, Richard, The Existence of God, OUP, 2nd Edition, 2004,)

“So,” Harley said, “for my reader response to this quote I would like to read a short poem I wrote.”

Harley took a deep breath, remembering as best he could, and recited his poem about The Fall Season:

Such a lovely time is Fall

Treats and pumpkins, masks and all.

Gorgeous colors on the trees

No doubt that God painted the leaves.

Or are the colors really masks

Secrets for someone who asks?

Such a lovely time is Fall

Playing in the leaves that fall.

Harley’s teacher thanked him, and mentioned his poem seemed to have a hidden meaning.  Harley chuckled and said:

“The only thing difficult about my poem was remembering all those lines!”