Anything that is not worship*
is really not worth doing.
On the other hand,
only what is now worth-doing*
is, in fact, real worship.

                                                                    -- Mahlon H. Smith 

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* Note: This reflection is based on
analysis of the meaning of
the Anglo-Saxon root
weorth-scipe
in the author's journal
dated 1 September 1969
and published here for the first time.


Collected Poems
of
Mahlon H Smith

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