In Time Of Doubt
Outcast stands my Bible on the shelf Beside the prince of darkness there, It leans as though to warm itself Upon the bonfires of Voltaire. And if I thought that Ferney’s wraith Could thus adjust such lack of faith I’d pluck the pair and weigh them out: The both for wit, but which for doubt?
Ferney was the estate purchased by Voltaire in 1758 just over the French border from Geneva.
Poem Published in the following books: A Glass Half Full