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By Daniel Berrigan

And the Risen Bread is a fruits of 40 years of poetry by means of American Jesuit and activist Daniel Berrigan. starting with poems written on bucolic topics, the e-book strikes to these facing the fight opposed to warfare. incorporated are poems written from courtrooms and prison cells, in addition to non secular poems which come with the doubt and trouble that come up from the numerous horrors of our international at the present time.

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That day stones beat like stone beasts for a forced entry to eat my heart: I prayed awhile then opened brief and tossed them meat. They ate and died of it: unproofed against my living phial, great love. That day stones flew like hail of stones at first: my dolorous flesh took their brute will but stones transformed to tongues, whispered at every wound: welcome That day stones flowered to dark rose­field Christ walked and gathered. Snowman The children wrapped up and skeined out and rolled downhill death, who is ludicrous but king too, from coal eyes surveying from ruined mouth saying: it is all like me: Page 28 no blue or red of vein or heart fired and set afoot, I do permit me.

Blood writes what heart provides: God knows what that sea brings up. God bring that sea safe — safe is no word for him­but a surf home, shuddering its coast crying hoarse in its falling victory. An Old Woman in Death For words words; death's instantaneous waterfall granted all at once what sun fumbles weeks upon, and only debatedly brings to pass: I say spring that springs her absent eyes: like flowers whose seed dies in temperate air, they fade here: but in height elsewhere, are majestic blue blue wept her eyes when she cried aloud: in fear or exaltation, no one knows.

Saint Stephen That day stones fell I died unknowable, a mound of dust for heaven to make man of. That day stones beat like stone beasts for a forced entry to eat my heart: I prayed awhile then opened brief and tossed them meat. They ate and died of it: unproofed against my living phial, great love. That day stones flew like hail of stones at first: my dolorous flesh took their brute will but stones transformed to tongues, whispered at every wound: welcome That day stones flowered to dark rose­field Christ walked and gathered.

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