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locke 12/08/2016
Comments: The picture is opening of the Fifth Seal from an early Lutheran bible, found here, page 165 http://www.osl.cc/copy090318_Revelation-1.pdf

"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled."

Leitmotiv here: http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/robert-lowell/the-drunken-fisherman/

Casting nets out further to find more like minded people?

Luther quote: "CCXCVIII. Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No husbandman would sow one grain of corn, if he hoped not it would grow up and become seed; no bachelor would marry a wife, if he hoped not to have children; no merchant or tradesman would set himself to work, if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby, &c. How much more, then, does hope urge us on to everlasting life and salvation?"

The message seems both optimistic and resigned at the same time. Something ends, something begins? Also, it was published before Second Advent, (Adventus Glorificationis), which is the Advent of Second Coming in Lutheran calendar.


Sarah T
I knew this page looked familiar! The image is the same one used in the bottom left corner of the May 1, 2008 ad. http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/08-may1.html

samarth 01/07/2017
the quote on the top "the fisher's son must cast about, when shallow waters peter out" is from the book Robert Lowell and the Sublime By Henry Hart when he quotes "the fisher's son must cast about, when shallow waters peter out. i will catch christ with a greased worm, and when the Prince of Darkness stalks my bloodstream to its stygian term...On water the man-fisher walks."  in this book Henry Hart establishes the connection between Robert Lowell - one of the most important American poets of the last fifty years - and one of the principal sites of current aesthetic theory, the sublime, a prominent tradition in literature, which traces journeys beyond ordinary language and behavior into exalted states.
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