Apotheosis

By Samuel Menashe 1925–2011 Samuel Menashe
Taut with longing   
You must become   
The god you sought—   
The only one

Source: Poetry (June 2005).

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June 2005
 Samuel  Menashe

Biography

Samuel Menashe earned acclaim as the creator of numerous compact and precise poems. His first American volume, No Jerusalem But This, was praised by Stephen Spender for "language intense and clear as diamonds." Spender declared that Menashe "can compress an attitude to life that has an immense history into three lines."

To Open, Menashe's 1974 collection, impressed Christian Science Monitor critic Victor Howes with its . . .

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SUBJECT Religion

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

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