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a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise

Psalm 51. 7

See my soul perk up,seize again her ownlowliness. Drape hercomeliness, now sublime,in tatters and tears. Dropthe hard shell of vindicationoppressing her, the girdingof worth. What's brokenand contrite, she'llwear that well. [End Page 267]

Maryanne Hannan

Maryanne Hannan has published poems in The Christian Century, Christianity and Literature, Windhover, Anglican Theological Review, Clare, and The Other Journal. A frequent book reviewer, she is a contributing editor at Cerise Press: A Journal of Literature, Arts and Culture.;



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