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M. B. Smedley: Where is the ministry of peace?

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

British writers on peace and war

Women writers on peace and war

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Menella Bute Smedley
From Cyril: Four Scenes From a Life

I hear and tremble. Wars on every side!
Contention seems the Church’s atmosphere;
What chance of growth in such tempestuous seas?
Where is the ministry of peace? What hope
Is broad enough to build on?

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These shall cease from us, while the Ages keep
The silence and the splendour which they fed
Light, calm, beneficent, resistless Light.

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