It was sex, sex, sex and money, money,
God’s mistake and the devil’s creation,
that took the mind of the congregation
on long journeys into the hills
of a strange land, where sin was the honey
bright as sunlight in death’s hives.
They lost the parable and found the story,
and their glands told them they were still alive.
Job looked at Buddug, and she at him
over the pews, and they knew they’d risk it
some evening when the moon was low.
R.S. Thomas (1913-2000), BBC Welsh Home Service 18.09.1952.