Reflections

A Magazine of Theological and Ethical Inquiry from Yale Divinity School

Christmas Tree

Author: 
Geoffrey Hill

Bonhoeffer in his skylit cell
bleached by the flares’ candescent fall,
pacing out his own citadel,
 
restores the broken themes of praise,
encourages our borrowed days,
by logic of his sacrifice.
 
Against wild reasons of the state
his words are quiet but not too quiet.
We hear too late or not too late.
Issue Title: 
Faith and Citizenship in Turbulent Times
Issue Year: 
2007