How Clarence McCafferty Prayed the Mass

The villanelle is a form often used for serious subjects like Dylan Thomas's poem to his dying father, "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night." As a child, Glodek heard an old man in the pew behind her blabbing a play-by-play of a Yankee game throughout the Catholic Mass without missing one Latin response, many of which were repetitious and suitable for a villanelle. More
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Review by: Will Tinkham on April 04, 2012 : (no rating)
"How Clarence McCafferty Prayed the Mass" is a delightful poem for anyone who's ever sat in the back of church with headphones on or peeked mid-homily at the latest score on their cell phone. Spirited Clarence makes it through Mass but not without a recap of that latest Yankee game. Amen!
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