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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Success and Failure
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Found in 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s
Prison Poems


Success and failure
suddenly strike and overpower us,
both the same at first,
like the touch of burning heat and freezing cold,




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