Poetry, Theology

Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Three Prison Poems

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Prison Poems

Today, April 9th, marks the 75th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s execution by the Nazis…

Since April is also National Poetry Month, we decided to honor the occasion with three prison poems written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his latter days …

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Who Am I?
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Prison Poems


Am I really what others tell me?
Or am I only what I myself know of me?
Troubled, homesick, ill, like a bird in a cage,
gasping for breath, as though one strangled me,
hungering for colors, for flowers, for songs of birds,
thristing for kind words, for human company,



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