“Vicarious Atonement” by Richard Aldington

"Vicarious Atonement"

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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