This is an old and very cruel god . . .
We will endure;
We will try not to wince
When he crushes and rends us.
[ . . . ]
Richard Aldington's poem "Vicarious Atonement" was published in the 1917 Some Imagist Poets anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below:
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