Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Stevie Smith poem which speaks of angels is called "No Categories!"

Some people, working from the Bible, speak of levels of angels. Archangels sounds high, but in this system is second to the lowest, below, for example, principalities and powers.

A Bible person talking to God comments that God made people a little lower than the angels.

Stevie Smith says she cries to the God who made her not to angles with their "do this and that" of "appropriate admonishment."

Angels say, Stevie Smith writes, "do better aspire higher," and you may move up the hierarchy a bit. "This is not what the Creator meant."

"He made this and that/And laughed to see them grow fat."

"No hierarchies I pray."

Stevie Smith reads easy and is not predictable.