1] "And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live." (Deuteronomy 8:3) Back to Line
3] "But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt" (Lot's wife; Genesis 19.26). Back to Line
"By Bread Alone" © Ruth Gilbert. Printed gratis, and specifically for Representative Poetry Online, with permission of the author. As published in <i>The Luthier</i> (1966). Any other use, including reproduction for any purposes, educational or otherwise, will require explicit written permission from Ruth Gilbert.