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Blessing the Boats - From New Poems (2000), "lazarus, second day" Summary & Analysis

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From New Poems (2000), "lazarus, second day" Summary

This short poem of just ten short lines explains what Bible readers may not have really thought about all these centuries: being called back from the dead changed Lazarus. He knows that he is not the same person that was carried into the cave tomb. True, there have been plenty of people who report near-death experiences, and Lazarus refers to these. He knows that he has changed. He "walked into the light" and came back from it. He is another man.

From New Poems (2000), "lazarus, second day" Analysis

This poem is short, revealing Lazarus' lack of understanding, just yet, of what happens with him. He knows that he is changed but he hasn't figured it all out yet. Not only is he different to himself, but he is different...

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