The bishop left his cabin
To help all those in need
Turned his eyes up to the heavens
Said, "The poor are yours to feed"

from Bob Dylan – Tempest Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The bishop left his cabin/ To help all those in need/Turned his eyes up to the heavens/Said ‘the poor are yours to feed…’ by ‘the poor’ here Dylan doesn’t mean the financially destitute… he means all those in destitute situations… like a colossal ocean liner sinking in the middle of the Atlantic in under an hour… and by ‘feed…’ he doesn’t mean give food… he means give peace…

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