One Doozy of a Last Line (Ps 137) – Brent Strawn
Episode: What are we to make of the brutal last line in Psalm 137? “A blessing on the one who seizes your children and smashes them against the rock!” This episode explores unspeakable events, justice, revenge, death, and … blessing. This episode engages John Savoie’s poem “Trimmed and Burning.”
Attributions: John Savoie’s poem, “Trimmed and Burning,” appeared in Poetry Magazine in July 2003 (p. 207). It is used here with permission of the author.
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