OULIPOST: Day 27 (irrational sonnet)

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Pope Pi

There was no way that we weren’t going to be here

resign in 600 years, proclaimed the pair

a Krakow native who slept near


pilgrims thronged St. Peter’s Square


the event as a miracle. Last year

in public since his resignation

the 20th century, in an elaborate

prefect of the Congregation


city to a virtual standstill Sunday

both were proposed for canonization

who landed in Rome Monday

of the sainthood causes of the two pontiffs

wishes to avoid the elaborate, multiday.


All lines sourced from:

* Moloney, Liam, “Pope Francis Declares Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII as Saints,” The Wall Street Journal, 27 April 2014: EUROPE NEWS (online)


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