And the Risen Bread: Selected and New Poems 1957-97 by Daniel Berrigan

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By Daniel Berrigan

And the Risen Bread is a fruits of 40 years of poetry via American Jesuit and activist Daniel Berrigan. starting with poems written on bucolic issues, the ebook strikes to these facing the fight opposed to warfare. integrated 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 this present day.

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Page 41 How small a thing is hope — hairspring body, mind's eye, and all endangered. Events Events are orthodoxy, he would say, submitting like any son. The way a fruit tastes of itself he tasted sacrifice. No thirst but for that cup engendering thirst. Credo is event, would say to a brother's face by birth or death brought near — a descending god he saw, a god sprung from his tears. Piety of experience bound him in web. He wore the world for wedding band. Here A few notes toward a life. Words, words, we buried.

You may decline a whole night of stars by lighting or snuffing a candle in a closet. Not one, or all their sum of light taken together, can keep a stranger's feet on his tricky road. For what then? the true, the beautiful struggles in winds and spaces, and scarcely, perilously wins I Am Renewed to rising by that sun sets courage like a summer round my roots and welcomes me to stature. I am renewed to breathing by that bread sent like a sunrise to my dark bringing me someday morrow. My blood that walks as sullen as a millstream trumpets the joining of that wine of His.

Yet all days since, I see visible things of this world, faultless and heartening, go down on knee before, fashion music toward, measure hope and decline upon the least audible heartbeat of this holy darkness: I love you. A Statue of the Blessed Virgin, Carved In Wood Wood is noble when it forgets resemblance and like the first idea of tree stands straight up and awaits creation.  And the delicate outthrust foot protests and starts: you are my errand. Love Is A Difference Water is the shaping form whose blade cuts fish to jeweled finish.

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