ANSELM OF CANTERBURY (1033-1109)
“My conclusion is widely believed,
Oh you monk who are sadly deceived.
A fool’s what I’m seeing,”
So mutters the being
Greater than which cannot be conceived.
Note: See note on yesterday's limerick (on Gaunilo of Marmoutiers). When I came up with the Gaunilo limerick, I showed it to Dana (see my introductory blog post on January 20), who then (five minutes later) came up with this beauty. Of course, because she teaches the Anselm/Gaunilo exchange regularly, she’s one step ahead of me. So, no surprise. Come to think of it, she’s always one step ahead of me. That’s one of the reasons why I asked her to marry me (she said “yes”!), which makes me the guy luckier than whom cannot be conceived.