That Little Something: Poems, the new collection by Pulitzer-winner Charles Simic, carries numerous religious images and references.
Even Cotton Mather makes an appearance.
Simic returns to the word eternity several times in the first three parts of the book; then Part Four is devoted to several short pieces under the title “Eternities;” plus the concluding “Eternity’s Orphans.”
In Part Three, the poem “Metaphysics Anonymous” begins:
A storefront mission in a slum
Where we come together at night
To confess our lifelong addiction
To truth beyond appearances,
Of which there are clues everywhere,
Or so we tell ourselves.