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Poem by Jones Very


He Gave Me No Meat


My brother, I am hungry,Чgive me food
Such as my Father gives me at his board;
He has for many years been to thee good,
Thou canst a morsel then to me afford;
I do not ask of thee a grain of that
Thou offerest when I call on thee for bread;
This is not of the wine nor olive fat,
But those who eat of this like thee are dead;
I ask the love the Father has for thee,
That thou should'st give it back to me again;
This shall my soul from pangs of hunger free,
And on my parched spirit fall like rain;
Then thou wilt prove a brother to my need,
For in the cross of Christ thou too canst bleed.



Jones Very


Jones Very's other poems:
  1. To the Hummingbird
  2. Day
  3. The Jew
  4. The War
  5. To the Fossil Flower


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