Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CONTRASTS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON



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First Line: Strange, that we creatures of the petty ways
Last Line: In mien or gesture what that memory is.
Subject(s): God; Memory; Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


STRANGE, that we creatures of the petty ways,
Poor prisoners behind these fleshly bars,
Can sometimes think us thoughts with God ablaze,
Touching the fringes of the outer stars.

And stranger still that, having flown so high
And stood unshamed in shining presences,
We can resume our smallness, nor imply
In mien or gesture what that memory is.





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