Category Archives: Poetry

The Evangelical, the Damning Statistics, and What To Do About It, Part I

The results are in and they don’t look good. Christianity Today reports on the Sex Lives of Unmarried Evangelicals. The two surveys offer differing numbers, but the conclusion is summarized in this manner: Bible Reading? Evangelicals who infrequently read the Bible were 70 … Continue reading

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Chesterton and the Donkey

Chesterton once penned a poem from the perspective of the donkey that Jesus rode: G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) The Donkey When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I … Continue reading

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Faulkner’s Epigraph to Mosquitoes

I am not as erudite or as descriptively verbose, but this is uncontestable: In spring, the sweet young spring, decked out with little green, braceleted with the song of idiotic birds, spurious and sweet and tawdry as a shopgirl in … Continue reading

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Poetry is Good

when any mortal (even the most odd) can justify the ways of man to God i’ll think it strange that normal mortals can not justify the ways of God to man -E.E. Cummings, poem 59 from 95 Poems via Carne … Continue reading

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Dreams by Langston Hughes

Audio Poem; see also Browning’s How do I Love Thee?

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Leithart on the necessity of poetry

If poetry is low on our cultural priorities, it will likely mean that the Bible is as well. But the way forward is to start with the Bible not with poetry. Put the Bible back in play, and poetry will … Continue reading

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The First Light

First light After all the false dawns, who is this who unerringly paints the first rays in their true colours? We have kept vigil with owls when the occult noises of the night fell tauntingly silent and a breeze got up as … Continue reading

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*Delicious* Poetry

Here is a list of poems I read yesterday. You may enjoy some of them.

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I Shall Love Thee After Death

Elizabeth Browning’s beautiful sonnet How do I love thee? Let me count the ways concludes with the words: Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Though perhaps not her intention in … Continue reading

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