Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
(From Songs for the New Age)
By James Oppenheim
(American poet and novelist; born 1882)
|PRIESTS are in bad odor,|
|And yet there shall be no lack of them.|
|The skies shall not lack a spokesman,|
|Nor the spirit of man a voice and a gesture.|
|Not garbed nor churched,|| 5|
|Yet, as of old, in loneliness and anguish,|
|They shall come eating and drinking among us,|
|With scourge, pity, and prayer.|