Posts in category: Religious Inspirational Poetry
By D.J. Christophersen
By Brent Kreischer
By Rema R. Kenton
By Sherry Bibb
By Jan D. Hodge
PRAISE FOR TAKING SHAPE:
Are now not all revealed formal poems formed poems? The sonnet, the hymn, the sestina, and the ghazal all have attribute shapes a bit like containers that confine their matters. In Jan D. Hodge’s Taking form the topics have burst from their cages and confront us instantly with what they're. Then the phrases they're made from can display their internal beings. The lengthy closure of “Spring” describes how you can learn those poems. i've got lengthy recognized what prayer is, yet I by no means knew what one seemed like till I learn “Madonna and Child.”
— Fred Chappell, writer of The Fred Chappell Reader
Here is an ideal matching of shapes and poetry. via a wide-ranging array of topics and tones, Hodge’s mastery of language inside of such hard constraints is really striking. Syntax and rhythm, metaphor and image (see for example “The one who bought Away” or “The Lesson of the Snow”), conversational snippets and quatrains, are strangely nuanced. Even the occasional poems—wedding, elegy, Valentine’s day, Halloween, Christmas, an early morning poetry reading—find new issues to assert and outstanding how one can say them. those poems gift examining back and again.
— Robert J. Conley, writer of Mountain Windsong
Jan D. Hodge is the grasp par excellence of carmina figurata. In Taking form you’ll see such word-pictures because the chinese language ideogram for spring; a harpsichord poised ahead of a guillotine; a nonetheless lifestyles with quill pen and ink bottle, T-square and drafting triangle. extra awesome nonetheless, Hodge types the various complicated pictures with metered language—in one case in medieval alliterative verse! In a poem approximately baseball Hodge writes, “forgiveness/ is the easiest/ we dare desire for during this bruised international/ the thinnest/ likelihood that shall we us in some way/ slide domestic free”; the following “only by means of grace . . . will we be safe.” Hodge is familiar with of grace, his poems are filled with grace, and Taking form, like grace itself, is a present of utter beauty.
— Vince Gotera, Editor, North American Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Having grown up in a letterpress print store in small city Michigan, Jan D. Hodge obtained his BA and MA levels from the collage of Michigan and his PhD from the college of latest Mexico, the place he wrote his dissertation on Charles Dickens. He taught at Rockford (Illinois) university and at Morningside collage in Sioux urban, Iowa. His poems have seemed in Iambs & Trochees, American Arts Quarterly, outlined windfall, and plenty of different print and on-line journals.
By Anna Olivia Armstrong
Anna was once born in Louisiana, of Cajun descent. As she moved to Texas and is living this present day. God gave her six little ones, grandchildren and nice grandchildren. while the kids have been younger, she made up our minds to additional her schooling. She had a deep wish to raise her wisdom. As a effects Anna is a Registered Nurse, a Counselor and a Case supervisor. sooner than leaving the clinic atmosphere, she labored within the box of habit. learning and offering the twelve step courses for the addicted, opened extra doorways in her dedication to God. She presently volunteers her time, operating with the addicted individual and their major other(s). some time past few years she has reviews Theology.
It has been Anna’s recreation to percentage God’s love and His manner with others. In her trip with God, she begun writing the inspirations. by no means figuring out whilst and or the place the concepts could commence. it's not traditional for Anna to be riding or to have an awakening at evening with emotions that must be written down. The compelling hope inside Anna keeps whilst she publishes her 3rd publication. Her first booklet was once released in 2006. Anna prays with all her middle that the inspirations in her books will contact someone’s center and express them tips on how to our residing God.
Anna doesn't query that the inspirations are despatched by way of God. As her hope for God’s presence raises, it's a inner most exercise to percentage God’s fact with many. If we're to name ourselves Christians, then we have to percentage his truths with others. we have to rise up for His be aware, by no means denying our Lord’s salvation and everlasting existence. We needs to flip our will over to Him and deal with all as Jesus may.
By Yohance TK Little
By James Greenwald
you have by no means loved.
Poetry and love own a symbiotic relationship.
Poetry, like love, is healthier experienced.
The deeper the event, the higher they're woven,
the larger the weave and the deeper the emotion.
I desire my phrases achieve into your soul.
For after they do, i've got succeeded and we have
shared either smiles and teardrops in this, the stage
we name life.
May your existence be packed with sugar and zeroes."
By Elizabeth Jewell Knight
It's a couple of psychological ailment referred to as Bipolar affliction; previously known as Manic melancholy, and its indicators. it is approximately unrequited love; it really is approximately anger, loneliness, young ones, desire, and gratitude. If you have ever skilled those emotions, or recognize an individual who has, you are going to love this e-book. it's going to let you comprehend psychological ailment at the most simple point, but carry you to the heights of compassion and success that you've got by no means skilled ahead of. get pleasure from! Elizabeth Jewell Knight
By Asa Katarina Odback
More than an paintings or a poetry booklet, this detailed piece combines unique work and poems in a manner that hasn't ever sooner than been done. The outcome: a therapeutic, uplifting and encouraging paintings that may be learn time and time again.
Courage comes from the French be aware for center — coeur. To have the braveness to stay a fearless lifestyles, we have to be hooked up to our hearts. unfortunately, many people have realized to disconnect ourselves from our hearts due to all of the heartquakes we’ve been via: from minor ones, like rejections, concerns and disappointments, to significant ones, just like the finish of a courting or wasting a friend. This e-book is in particular designed to aid us reconnect with ourselves and heal our heartquakes, in order to dwell a fuller, extra inventive existence and encourage these round us to do the same.
Asa Katarina has had exhibits worldwide, in towns like Los Angeles, Stockholm and NYC. this can be her first full-length artwork and poetry collection. This unique piece includes over a hundred oustanding unique work and 50 emotionally charged unique poems, each one in particular chosen to rouse and start to heal the reader's heartquakes.
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