| Quote #1
And bread loaf is not stone (5)
Wondering what this quote has to do with religion? Check out Matthew 4:3. It's a direct paraphrase! In the passage, Satan tempts Jesus to turn stones into bread – but Jesus resists.
| Quote #2
There's the possibility that "here" could refer to the earth…and that the only way out of "here" is to go to heaven. Or, um, other places.
| Quote #3
Storm clouds are gathering
If we're reading this poem as a call for more spiritual growth, then there's the possibility that these lines signal some kind of apocalypse: a moment when the troubles in the world come to a crisis point.