Mar 10 • 9M

Resending Today's Poetry Aloud From The Twelve-Gated City

The Second Gate (the Prodigal Son goes to the far country)

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Anthony Esolen
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This week’s Poetry Aloud is a reading of an excerpt from my book-length poem in progress, The Twelve-Gated City (© Anthony M. Esolen). Today’s selection, “The Second Gate,” is the second of the poem’s twelve verse narratives.

A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. Luke 15:11-13
“Story of the Prodigal Son,” Frans Franken, the Younger. Public Domain.

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