Neo-Thomist Poem

By Ernest M. Hemingway 1899–1961
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not
                want him for long.

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Poet Ernest M. Hemingway 1899–1961

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Religion, Social Commentaries, Christianity

Poetic Terms Epigram

 Ernest M. Hemingway

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"The writer's job is to tell the truth," Ernest Hemingway once said. When he was having difficulty writing he reminded himself of this, as he explained in his memoirs, A Moveable Feast. "I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, 'Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.' So finally I would write . . .

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SUBJECT Religion, Social Commentaries, Christianity

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Poetic Terms Epigram

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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