excerpt from the play
A Sleep of Prisoners
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul men ever took
Affairs are now soul size
Is exploration into God.