Alan Sullivan

(29 November 1868 - 6 August 1947 / Montreal)

Alan Sullivan Poems

1. Suppliant 5/9/2012
2. Prospice 5/9/2012
3. The Kite 5/9/2012
4. Came Those Who Saw And Loved Her 5/9/2012
5. The Little Street 5/9/2012
6. Brébeuf And Lalemant 5/9/2012
Best Poem of Alan Sullivan

Brébeuf And Lalemant

Came Jean Brébeuf from Rennes, in Normandy,
To preach the written word in Sainte Marie–
The Ajax of the Jesuit enterprise:
Huge, dominant and bold–augustly wise.
The zealot's flame deep in the hot brown eyes
That glowed with strange and holy whisperings,
And searched the stars, and caught angelic wings
Beating through visions of mysterious things.
Once, in the sky, a cross and martyr's crown
Hung o'er the squalor of the Huron town.
And spectres, armed with javelin and sword,
Foreshadowed the dread army of the Lord;
But, onward through the forest, to his ...

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