Writing Prompt 1/28/13

Today is the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, a famous Catholic scholar and priest who lived in the 13th century. He wrote many many works about God, Jesus Christ, natural law, and human behavior. On his deathbed, he was reported to have mused about his writings, “It’s all straw.”

Play around with this phrase “It’s all straw.” Leaving aside, or not, what you know or think about St. Thomas Aquinas, or religion, define “straw.” Define a world or body of thought as straw. Keeping working on it. Perhaps you could start a poem with that phrase as a first line, or use it as a refrain in a song/poem. Or use the phrase it in a fictional piece in some way.

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