Treasure Island

Paul Muldoon

(20 June 1951 / County Armagh / Northern Ireland)

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Hedgehog


The snail moves like a
Hovercraft, held up by a
Rubber cushion of itself,
Sharing its secret

With the hedgehog. The hedgehog
Shares its secret with no one.
We say, Hedgehog, come out
Of yourself and we will love you.

We mean no harm. We want
Only to listen to what
You have to say. We want
Your answers to our questions.

The hedgehog gives nothing
Away, keeping itself to itself.
We wonder what a hedgehog
Has to hide, why it so distrusts.

We forget the god
under this crown of thorns.
We forget that never again
will a god trust in the world.


from 'Poems 1968-1998'

Submitted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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  • Ramesh T A (10/24/2013 4:06:00 AM)

    Indeed like the snail and hedgehog men of world never seem to trust on God!
    That was why crucifixion might have taken place! (Report) Reply

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