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Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
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Title By Year1997 (?). RITES
First LineIT IS not Christ the Tiger
CreatorsOutram, Richard Daley, 1930-2005
Howard, Barbara, 1926-2002
Publisher[Gauntlet Press]
Place of Publication[Toronto]
DescriptionOne sheet of cream paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Oxford, in blue. Poem is printed in black with the opening words and the initial letters of ten other words capitalized and rubricated. Below the poem is: Richard Outram', in Oxford, blue. To either side of the poem is a column made up of square and circular ornaments, each bearing a variation of an ornamental cross, from the font 'Printer's Ornaments Two'. The ornaments are blocked alternately in turquoise and red.
SubjectJesus Christ--Poetry
Size of Original1 sheet ; 22 x 28 cm.
Local Call NumberPS 8579 U92 R58 1997 RARE
Resource TypeBroadside
CollectionGauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
SourcePrint original in the Rare Books Collection, Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries.
TranscriptIt is not Christ the Tiger: now molten in gold scrub, now instant crossing before the raked moon: Single and Killer. It is not Christ the Lamb: tipsy, bloodfleeced bright inches above the swirled-emerald turf of Beulah: Abundant, Victim. It is not Christ the Goat: omnivorous, rank, opaline-eyed, quick on precarious tips, randy as old Pan, Wicked to butt Eve. It is not Christ the Redeemer. Standing ever just over the swift River in fireshadow in lightblaze demanding Identity Himself. O it is O Nevertheless Poor Christ! as plausible, suave, articulate Gent in his own semblance stricken with recognition: Good Citizen first and foremost of no fixed address, Who ponders recall as the certain temper of metals, as the bourse-price of electrum: and Bridegroom and Guest and Best Man caught up in the brash squalor, the shrill-squealed abandon of obsolete instruments, indecorous during the Nuptials and long after.
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