By Daniel Berrigan
And the Risen Bread is a end result of 40 years of poetry via American Jesuit and activist Daniel Berrigan. starting with poems written on bucolic issues, the e-book strikes to these facing the fight opposed to battle. incorporated are poems written from courtrooms and penal complex cells, in addition to non secular poems which come with the doubt and hassle that come up from the various horrors of our global at the present time.
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Extra resources for And the Risen Bread: Selected and New Poems 1957-97
Glory! puzzle the strollers with its identical form four months later assumed again. Such things shake the mind backward, inward: I wonder who knew the stars from flowers, before flowers were not stars: before trees spread between one and other a growth by night starlike, by day a flowering? Page 7 Its Perfect Heart It was November: an invisible fire freshened the heart of the greyblue heron that had drifted and loved contented on mild streams, among summer dwellings and children. But what aroused it powerfully that it shook earth like a disease, pettiness and location, to set breast against wearying universal air?
But few and lonely the unregarded wait me to say their beautiful with breath and heart I borrowed: Page 11 who but for self I lent would like me fret and clutter and be themselves for never. Loneliness (Joseph speaks) To be a part of things, to be apart from them: Every spring I dunged and pruned the peach row on south hillside: every autumn, like a stranger took down the fruit whose face met my surprise with its odor and wet, only half remembered or deserved. Or watched from a doorway, artisans summoning out of a dumb stick some form of beauty, the fine grain emerging along hand or arm like a pulse, every sigh of the blade saying, I did not do that.
A yes. To Wallace Stevens In each of us you live on, the lodged seed of empiric imagination from a great pod blown on death's virile wind. Credo, we said, credo, mirror to mirror, an inhumanity before no god.
And the Risen Bread: Selected and New Poems 1957-97 by Daniel Berrigan