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By Daniel Berrigan

ISBN-10: 0823218228

ISBN-13: 9780823218226

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 subject matters, the booklet strikes to these facing the fight opposed to battle. incorporated are poems written from courtrooms and detention center cells, in addition to non secular poems which come with the doubt and trouble that come up from the various horrors of our global this day.

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Where time had done his clumsy worst, cracking its heart, hollowing its breast inexorably, — he opened this Burning­glass to hold the huge landscape: crops, houses and men, in Its fire.  He could not be turned aside from his profound millennial prayer: not by birds Page 6 moved wonderfully to song on that cruel bough: not by sun, standing compassionately at right hand or left. Let weathers tighten or loosen his nails: he was vowed to stand. Northstar took rise from his eyes, learned constancy of him.

Doubt it. No Moby, no conquistadors but landmen groaning green on a two­mile pond and He dry­shod as a Red­Sea Jew cradling distempered night to a babe's closed eye.  Beached, and found twelve dead men flung, wearing our faces drowned.  Why do your tears fall? why does their falling move Him, the friend, the unsuspected lightning: that He walk our garden with no flowers upon His friend? what did He say in tears (grief scalding my hands, cold hands springing sleep like a manacle) drawing my eyes a space that had seen God, back to His human face?

Let weathers tighten or loosen his nails: he was vowed to stand. Northstar took rise from his eyes, learned constancy of him. Let cloudburst break like judgment, sending workmen homeward whipping their teams from field, down the rutted road to barn still his body took punshment like a mainsail bearing the heaving world onward to the Father. And we knew nightlong: in the clear morning he will be there, not to be pulled down from landscape, never from his people's hearts. Everything That Is is not something other: a ridiculous pablum for the poet's mind until the wind sing it, or star bring it ringing its name through the astonished night: or on a March day, the crocus struggle into air.

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