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By Richard Wilbur
Richard Wilbur, “Still, Citizen Sparrow” from Collected Poems 1943-2004. Copyright © 2004 by Richard Wilbur.
What a brilliant connection between first set of stanzas and the last, and some not-so-common insights into a famous “focus on the happy parts” Bible story. Thank you for sharing today.
thanks for sharing this
I can’t stop thinking about this poem. Reminds me of Isaiah: “There was in him no stately bearing to make us look at him, nor appearance that would attract us to him.” That was JPII at the end, just like Our Lord….the *real* death-eaters!
“Forgive the hero”….amazing.
Oh, beautiful! Just love this poem.
Um, not my favorite. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I do not understand much of this poem or how it relates to JPII.
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