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Chapters into Verse, Volume II : Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Gospels to Revelation

For generations, poets have turned to the Bible for insight and inspiration. What did so many creative minds find in scripture? Is the Bible still a vital source of poetic inspirations? Chapters Into Verse is the first comprehensive collection ever made of poems written in English inspired by the Bible. A groundbreaking anthology, it introduces readers to a distinct heritage of English poetry: the scriptural tradition. Though frequently ignored and sometimes suppressed, thistradition rivals the classical and is every bit as venerable. Drawing a unique map of the history of English poetry, the two volumes of Chapters Into Verse survey and define the literary legacy of the Scriptures from the fourteenth century to the present. Each volume is arranged in scriptural order, and each poem is preceded by the biblical passage thatinspired it. Thus readers can conveniently witness the various ways sacred text has sparked the imagination of poets throughout the ages. Volume II follows the Gospels (harmonized) through Revelation. The collection features verses both famous and unfamiliar, from John Donne's meditative masterpieces to D.H. Lawrence's quirky expostulations. The editors have included poems by virtually all the prominent religious poets--amongthem, John Milton, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor, Christopher Smart, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Included, too, are devotional and visionary works from a wide range of vintage poets--Edmund Spenser, Alexander Pope, Robert Burns, William Blake, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, ChristinaRossetti, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning. Proving that the Bible is just as powerful a source of inspiration today as it was in the past, the collection assembles a mixed congregation of modern and contemporary poets, such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Delmore Schwartz, Dylan
eBook, English, 1993
Oxford University Press, New York, 1993
1 online resource (422 pages)
9780199728039, 0199728038
To the Christians
The Carpenter's Son
from Milton, a Poem in 2 Books
Satire VIII
The Respectable Burgher
The H. Scriptures II
O Grant. .
On the Gospel
H. Scriptures
To Him that was Crucified
In the Beginning
A Word made Flesh is seldom
The Body of God
from The Everlasting Gospel
The Birth
The Harp
The Virgin
Ave Maria Gratia Plena
The Annunciation
On the Marriage of a Virgin
Mary and Gabriel The Song of the Virgin Mary
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
To St John Baptist
I Sing of a Maiden
Ana-{MARY/ARMY} gram
A Stick of Incense
Christmas Day: The Family Sitting
Upon Christ his birth
Salus Mundi
The Nativity
Christmas Mourning
'Unto Us A Child is Born'
The Shepherds
New Heaven, New War
A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior
Christus Natus Est
The Mother of God
To his Savior. The New years gift
Upon the Circumcision
A Song for Simeon
The Magi
To his Savior, a Child
a Present, by a child The Gift
The Three Kings
Holy Family
The Flight in the Desert
Lulla, my sweet little baby
To the Infant Martyrs
A Curse on Herod
Christ's Childhood
from The Everlasting Gospel
The Call
For the Baptist
My Baptismal Birth-day
In the Wilderness
from Paradise Regained, Bk IV
The Lamb
The Wedding Feast
The Signs
The Night
The Wind
But men loved darkness rather than Light
The Man Who Married Magdalene
The Master
Nocturne at Bethesda
from Jubilate Agno
Matthew 9. 12
Jesus Praying Starlight Like Intuition Pierced the Twelve
The passionate man's Pilgrimage
Luke 6. 25
The Candle Indoors
Our Father
The Habit of Perfection
For Daughters of Magdalen
A Paraphrase. . . of St. Matthew
Judge Not
H. Baptism II
Across the Sea, Along the Shore
Saint Mary Magdalene or The Weeper
For the Magdalene
The Unpardonable Sin
The Sower
On the holy Scriptures
The Seed growing secretly
The Kingdom of Heaven ... Mustard-seed
The Pearl. Matth. 13
The Daughter of Herodias
Portrait (II)
Salome On S. John the Baptist
Business Reverses
In the Twentieth Century
Walking on Water
Galilee Shore
The Drunken Fisherman
E Tenebris
The Beloved
Meditation Eight
The Given Flesh Returns Nothing but Bread
When in my Pilgrimage
"Retro Me, Sathana"
Do People moulder equally
The Transfiguration
A Shropshire Lad: Poem 45
from The Everlasting Gospel
See Lucifer like Lightning Fall
a man who had fallen among thieves
The Sons of Martha
Blessed be the paps
Love III
The Fallen Tower of Siloam
His Metrical Prayer