Bakerwoman God (Tim Blickhan)
- Editor: Tim Blickhan (submitted 2013-11-04). Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 91 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Copyright © 2012 Charles Timothy Blickhan
"Bakerwoman God" Copyright © 1978 Alla Renée Bozarth Used by Permission
Title: Bakerwoman God
Composer: Tim Blickhan
First published: 2012
For the Augustana College Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, Dr. Michael Zemek, Director
Original text and translations
Bakerwoman God, I am your living bread.
Strong, brown Bakerwoman God,
I am your low, soft and being-shaped loaf.
I am your rising bread,
well-kneaded by some divine
and knotty pair of knuckles,
by your warm earth hands.
I am bread well-kneaded.
Put me in fire, Bakerwoman God,
put me in your own bright fire.
I am warm, warm as you from fire.
I am white and gold, soft and hard,
brown and round. I am so warm from fire.
Break me, Bakerwoman God.
I am broken under your caring Word.
Drop me in your special juice in pieces.
Drop me in your blood.
Drunken me in the great red flood.
Self-giving chalice, swallow me.
My skin shines in the divine wine.
My face is cup-covered and I drown.
I fall up, in a red pool in a gold world
where your warm sunskin hand is there
to catch and hold me.
Bakerwoman God, remake me.
-- Alla Renée Bozarth Womanpriest: A Personal Odyssey, Paulist Press 1978, Luramedia/Wisdom House 1988 Moving to the Edge of the World, iUniverse 2000. This is My Body: Praying for Earth, Prayers from the Heart, iUniverse 2004. http://allabozarthwordsandimages.blogspot.com/