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Instrument of Good Works #59 (St. Benedict)
Christianity and Literature. 53.1 (Autumn 2003): p40+. From Literature Resource Center.
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Hans Ostrom is Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound. He has published poems in Ploughshares, Commonweal, and Poetry Northwest.

Instrument of Good Works #59
(St. Benedict)

   My will is good at what it does:
   insist, persist.
   I despise it as I hated
   rocks I used to bust up
   with a sledge-hammer at
   the gravel-plant, minimum wage.
   I loathe my will for prolonging
   foolishness, knocking wisdom
   aside, and belching pride. I will
   pay attention to St. Benedict
   and despise my will. I will.
Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)
Ostrom, Hans. "Instrument of Good Works #59 (St. Benedict)." Christianity and Literature, vol. 53, no. 1, 2003, p. 40+. Literature Resource Center, http%3A%2F%2Flink.galegroup.com%2Fapps%2Fdoc%2FA114005617%2FLitRC%3Fu%3Dtaco25438%26sid%3DLitRC%26xid%3D6bd8290e. Accessed 19 Feb. 2019.

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