Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOIN CLOTH, by CARL SANDBURG

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First Line: Body of jesus taken down from the cross
Last Line: And christ-love.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ

BODY of Jesus taken down from the cross
Carved in ivory by a lover of Christ,
It is a child's handful you are here,
The breadth of a man's finger,
And this ivory loin cloth
Speaks an interspersal in the day's work,
The carver's prayer and whim
And Christ-love.

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