Prayer for the Second Coming
Prayer for the Second Coming (pencil, t.c.-t.r.); McCahon Sept 25. 69 (conté crayon, b.r.); Prayer for the second coming. / Peter Hooper (conté crayon and pencil, b.l.)
A Vessel / A cup or something / is for carrying things / liquids mostly / something nourishing / if you scooped out / the sea it would / leave a pretty big / hole / bowl-shaped / jagged at the edges / but deep enough / to contain some / of man's folly / and hate / but who would / carry it away?
1969 Written paintings and drawings: Colin McCahon
Barry Lett Galleries
6/10/1969 - 17/10/1969
The text is from Peter Hooper's poem 'Prayer for the second coming', from Journey towards an elegy and other poems (Nag's Head Press, Christchurch, 1969).